In a field where it is the norm to work long shifts, heal wounds and even save lives, something must be said about how brave our nurses really are. With tedious schooling, knowing words like “aldosterone”, sun up to sun down hours, eating while reading charts, we could go on and on. It definitely takes a special someone to take on this career field. That’s why at Uniform Advantage, we salute nurses and all it takes to be a medical hero. Read our Nurses Week blog to learn about the history of nurses’ week, Florence Nightingale and these special individuals who make a difference.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th every year. This special event started in January of 1974. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) announced that May would be “International Nurse Day” as a day of celebration and recognition of the advancement of nursing. This expanded to a week in 1990 by the ANA Board of Directors. The purpose of Nurses Week is to honor nurses who give care to millions of patients and individuals who participate in the education and advancement of nursing.

The date holds significance of remembering the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was a pioneer of modern nursing. Born in May, (5/12/1820 – 8/13/1910) in England, Florence Nightingale was one of the first noted heroic nurses in history. With her inspiring work in Crimea, Florence and 38 volunteer nurses (which she trained herself) went to care for wounded soldiers in un-livable conditions. She alone reportedly treated 2,000 patients. Florence improved the living conditions of the wounded by thoroughly cleaning the hospital and equipment, and reorganizing patient care. This was of importance as infection control was poor at that time. Nightingale’s work received massive recognition and support where she was given the name “The Lady of the Lamp” due to her carrying a lamp around, working well into the night, every night. Florence Nightingale’s work revolutionized the field of medicine as the Union government approached her for advice on organizing the field. Her work inspired the volunteer body of United States Sanitary Commission and US volunteers like Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton and Cornelia Hancock.

Today, nursing is one of the most in-demand fields. It’s estimated that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of 800,000 nurses. There’s no doubt this career is not only special, but mandatory for America’s health. Nursing is one of the most praised professions, due to the hard work and commitment it requires from its students. Nurses deserve their praise and recognition for the job that literally saves lives. With even the smallest care, nurses make a difference with their trained eye for detail. No medical facility can function without nurses who do it all from basic care to delivering babies.

The theme for Nurses Week 2009 is “Nurses: Building a Healthy America”. The purpose of the event this year is to reflect the commitment nurses make every day for their patients, their communities, and their country. Help us celebrate nurses everywhere by leaving a comment about a special nurse you know, an inspiring story on the nursing care you give, or what if feels like to be a member of such an important community. No matter what the story, share your thoughts on nurses with Uniform Advantage as we take the time to recognize the reason why we do what we do: YOU!

If you’re looking for nursing uniforms, print medical scrubs, or nursing footwear & accessories: shop our entire site for all your nursing apparel needs at www.uniformadvantage.com

~ Tamara Taylor
Contributing Editor

In today’s economy, we are all searching for lower prices on everything. When you’re shopping around for your nursing scrubs or medical uniforms, do you get discouraged if you see “cheap” as opposed to “discount”? At Uniform Advantage, we sell both, but only in terms of price!

Many hospital and medical professionals ask us whether there is a difference between our high quality scrubs and our cheap scrubs, or discount scrubs. The answer is no, Uniform Advantage has been providing nusing professionals and medical staff with quality scrubs for over 20 years. It is not the quality of the garment, but the price we charge. Our discount nursing scrubs are made with the best quality cotton and poly/cotton blends. So, our only goal aside from ensuring you get the quality you deserve, is to sell at a price you can afford!

You can wear your UA brand cheap nursing scrubs at work and at play. They are comfortable, durable and with all the prints we have to offer, fashionable as well! You know, at one time, the typical discount (or cheap) nursing scrubs used by medical professionals were quite dull and boring. The only choices available were simple solids and no prints to speak of. Now with our quality-made stylish cheap scrubs, you can have a fresh new look every day! You can even choose your medical uniforms based on how you feel, the seasons,  and even fun holidays like New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter and several more…

Pick from our huge variety of high quality scrubs, at cheap prices. Uniform Advantage offers discount scrubs in prints and solids that make ordering them exciting and fun! For many, buying anything at a lower price just makes the most sense. We offer the same durable quality as our more expensive scrubs, with the same comfort & style. This means you can buy more and save more in the process. It is better to have the ability to fix that arm or leg, than buying nursing uniforms that cost you an arm and leg, right?

Are you concerned about sizes? No need, we offer petite, tall, regular and plus sizes. Medical scrubs for everyone, flattering, fun and best of all affordable. We also carry cheap scrubs for men and women, so no matter who you are, you will find what you’re looking for at Uniform Advantage.

Do you want more discounts? Sign up to recieve our emails, offering exclusive online discounts to our preferred customers. That’s, right you get to save even more! Find clearance specials like scrub pants, scrub tops, jackets and even nursing shoes with our exclusive email offers. Several of these discounts are web based only, so be sure to forward those emails to your friends and collegues. Now, these deals don’t last long, so be sure to sign up today and save big by shopping for your cheap scrubs or discount scrubs at Uniform Advantage today!

 

Happy 2009 from Uniform Advantage! It’s been a while since our last post and we’ve been busy selecting the right new styles just for you. For fun holiday prints like St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, you can get as festive as you choose! There are 150 new prints to select from, and here are a few of our favorites:

UA Women’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mock Wrap Print Top

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Add charm to your scrubs with this St. Patrick’s Day print top. The mock wrap top style is one of the hottest around in the medical professional scrub industry! It can be worn without worry of opening since they are sewn closed in the front. Fun and flattering, it can be cinched as much or as little as you like with the contrasting back ties. Two front patch pockets hold all of your essentials. Side slits for ease of movement. This unique print has green balloons with shamrocks. “St. Patrick’s Day Parade” print fabric is 55/45 cotton/poly.

UA Women’s Egg Hunt Print Scrub Top

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 Celebrate Easter with this fun print top! Our loose fitting v-neck medical uniform scrub top has side slits to make it easy-fitting through the hip. Two large front pockets carry everything you’ll need. This unique holiday print has bunnies with Easter eggs. “Egg Hunt” print fabric is 55/45 cotton/poly.

 

 

Now, on to our Butter Soft Scrubs Collection – we have some new styles in 16 fun new colors we think you will love! So what ever color you want for your medical wardrobe, you will find it at Uniform Advantage. Here are some of our new favorites: 

UA Butter Soft Women’s Scallop Neck Top

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This new v-scallop neckline top will be a pleasing addition to your medical uniforms wardrobe and comes in more fun colors! We’ve added 2 back darts for fit, 4 front pockets and side slits. 28″ length for size medium. Butter-soft, east care 65/35 poly/cotton. Embroidery is optional on this scrub top, so you can personalize it any way you like! 

 

 UA Butter Soft Women’s Tie Back Empire Waist Top

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 We’ve taken our print scrub top and made it available in trendy solid colors! The top features a v-neck and flattering empire waist with trim. The trim from the empire waist ties in the back for an adjustable fit. 2 front pockets and side slits. 28½” length for size medium. Butter-Soft, easy care 65/35 poly/cotton.

 

 

 

And now, saving the best for last: Happy Scrubs has added some fabulous new print scrubs! You can mix and match to your heart’s delight! Here’s a little sneak peak, in celebration of spring:

Happy Scrubs® Women’s Mushroom Garden Print Mock Wrap Top 

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This fun mock wrap scrub top can be worn without worry of opening since they are sewn closed in the front. Fun and flattering, it can be cinched as much or as little as you like with the contrasting back ties. Two front patch pockets hold all of your essentials. Side slits for ease of movement. This unique print has multicolored mushrooms on a white background. “Mushroom Garden” print fabric is 55/45 cotton/poly.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Spring Prints Collection and enjoy great savings in the Sale Section. At Uniform Advantage, get the right size in nursing & medical scrubs at the right prices. Happy Shopping!

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