In case you are interested in a nursing job, now is the time to take the plunge. Although there is no dearth of nursing jobs and they are mostly in demand, leave no stone unturned when you show up for an interview. One of the important aspect of elevating your chances of giving a successful interview is dressing up appropriately for the required position.
What to Wear to a Nursing Interview
The general rule is that you should dress better than what is required for your job profile. In this case, you will be wearing scrubs to work. Hence, you may wrongly assume that a pair of jeans and T-shirt is fine for an interview. However, note that nurses are professionals and are expected to dress like any other professional in a business environment.
While you cannot go wrong with a crisp white collared button down shirt, you can experiment a 'little' with the fabric and color of your blouse. The pattern and style of the blouse should be kept very simple. You can also team a knee length skirt and blouse with a smart vest.
Avoid wearing anything that is too dressy. Although, it is a bonus to smell fresh and nice, use of strong perfumes, deodorants, colognes must be avoided. The facility you will be working in, would not allow for fragrances as they irritate ailing people.
Overdressing is not recommended for a job such as nursing. However, under-dressing may kill your chances of getting shortlisted altogether. If possible, research upon the work culture of the facility you intend to join. This should give you a fair idea regarding what you are expected to wear for an interview.