Follow this guide to see how you too can create a professional and original nursing uniform.
Create your nurse uniform tunic
Before you get to the creating part, double check the uniform guidelines of your workplace. NHS trusts and private hospitals alike have strict guidelines on what staff can wear so you need to be sure that what you’re designing is permitted.
Once you’re sure you know what’s permitted, you can go ahead and create your new nurse tunic with Alexandra’ Boyd Cooper collection. The first made to order service that enables workplaces to create bespoke uniforms in styles, colours and fabrics tailored to their organisation.
Poly-Cotton: 65% polyester 35% cotton in a mid-weight blend that’s durable, crisp and offers no-fade protection for your colours so your uniform will remain at its best.
KIMI: This 60% cotton 40% polyester fabric gives you a smooth, satin weave to give your uniform a comfortable and luxurious feel. Trim colour options are available, but the base fabric is only available in white.
TENCEL®: A 50% Tencel® 50% polyester fabric that’s partly made from wood for sustainability. This fabric is eco-friendly, breathable, lightweight and soft.
2. Choose a style of tunic
Turn Back Cuff Tunic
A smart, unisex tunic with a turned-back cuff design that helps you to denote roles or match your business branding.
Features 2 hip pockets.
One chest pocket
Triple Colour Tunics
Smart, contemporary and a little bit different, this unisex triple colour tunic is ideal for those who want to remain professional with a touch of individuality.
60º washable inline with infection prevention and control.
One chest pocket.
Two hip pockets.
Women’s & Men’s Classic Tunics
Available in both women’s and men’s styles, this classic cut tunic features a button-up front and a subtle contrast trim to enable you to denote roles.
Washable to 60º inline with infection prevention and control.
When designing your tunic, you need to select the base colour (the main colour of the fabric) and then select the colours of the trims.
4. Decide if you want to personalise your tunic
All of the clothing available from Boyd Cooper can be personalised with embroidery, printing or woven labels. Consider adding staff names, role names or even your company logo.
5. Add Trousers to your uniform
Now you’ve created your tunic, you should complete your uniform with corresponding trousers. Alexandra’s range of women’s work trousers and men’s work trousers are durable, made from no-fade fabric and are washable up to 60ºC inline with infection prevention and control.
Your shoes should always be flat so that they’re safe and comfortable for you to wear all day long. They should also usually be black.
Slip-ons are favoured by healthcare workers because they’re comfortable and easy to clean for infection control. Having no laces means they have fewer areas for dirt to build up and can be kept spotless. A great example of a slip-on is the safety slip-on, available from Alexandra.
Perfect for the lengthy stints healthcare staff spend on their feet, crew shoes can be the most comfortable option. Having laces means you can control their exact tightness and ensure they stay on your foot in exactly the way you want them to. Check out this slip-resistance crew shoe from Alexandra.