We’re happy to introduce our March Scrub Superstar Mallory! Mallory lives in Colorado Springs as an ICU Nurse. Read more about her below and apply to become our next Scrub Superstar here!
What is your current position?
I am full-time night ICU Nurse in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Why did you choose to go to school for this particular career?
Well my mom is a nurse and she showed me how awesome nursing is and I got to see how compassionate she is about her job. The ICU is high acuity and detailed oriented work. I went and completed my bachelor’s program at Colorado Technical University.
What do you love about your career?
I really love it, especially when you have very sick patients or some of the worst of the worst patients and you work your tail off to give them the best care and service possible and you get to see the reward and see them leave. Leave for the better not the worse. It is very rewarding.
What is one of your favorite on-the-job memories?
I would have to say when I first started as a nurse and we had a very sick patient come in the middle of the night. I was terrified to have such a sick patient by myself but 6 or 7 other nurses came and helped me. They really helped me swim not sink.
What is your favorite on-the-job snack to keep your energy up?
Grapes and cheese. My husband calls me a mouse because I am always eating cheese.
What do you do to relax after a long shift at the hospital?
My husband takes me to work sometimes and picks me up in the morning. We love to go get breakfast together. I also love to exercise; it helps me decompress. A long run or a nice easy walk before I go to sleep really helps me wind down, it doesn’t have to be vigorous.
Finally, what feature is most important to you while choosing your scrubs?
I would have to say durability because your scrubs are your best friend in a long 12-hour shift. They carry some of your most valuable things, all your essentials, brain, snacks, and more!
My final note is that nursing is such an awesome career. It is not just taking care of people; it is so much more diverse than that. It is a wide field with many different career paths and angles, plus it is very rewarding.
Need a break from your rigorous nursing school curriculum or from your busy work days?
Whether you’re in school to become a medical professional or you’re a veteran, vacation is nothing short of necessary. Plus, there is no better time to get away than Spring! Celebrate the beginning of a new season the right way, by enjoying some well-deserved time off!
Getting in touch with nature is an extraordinary way to decompress for many hard working health professionals and students. For those looking for a bit of adventure this spring break, check out your local natural landscape such as mountain ranges with hiking trails, beaches, lakes, rivers and anything else you can access locally. If you’re looking to go somewhere further away, check out nature parks with camp sites for an overnight expedition!
Those craving some R & R:
(Courtesy of Drift Travel Magazine)
If you’re looking to get away from it all and unplug, a vacation to a Bed and Breakfast is right up your alley. You could travel to the countryside, to the beach or anywhere in between for a quaint getaway. Just imagine sleeping in, reading that novel you’ve been meaning to read since last year, and maybe even exploring some new sights – without worrying about your daily chores. Bring your significant other for a romantic vacation or fly solo for some much needed alone time. This is sure to be the break you need after so many days of hard work.
For the life of the party:
(Courtesy of Disney Cruise Line)
We didn’t forget about those of you looking for a fun time during your break. A great way to let loose and escape the stress of everyday work life is to go on a cruise! You could go to several different destinations, ranging from a tropical island in the Bahamas to arctic Alaska. Many cruise lines offer some amazing amenities such as pools, water parks, dancing clubs, mini golf and so much more. It’s the epitome of leisurely traveling, plus cruises are often a cost effective alternative to a typical vacation. Some of the most popular cruise ports in the United States are Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA and Baltimore, MD.
So get to it and start planning a spring break that’ll meet and exceed all of your vacation dreams. When you get back to reality, not to worry we’ll be here with some new prints for you to keep that ~Spring~ in your step!
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With National Dentist’s Day approaching on March 6th, we thought sharing this inspiring story would be more than appropriate. Last year, our UA Corporate Team was contacted by USC’s Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program (DHOP) to assist in providing 60 sets of Butter-Soft Scrubs with custom embroidery.
What we found out: Those Butter-Soft Scrubs and the USC DHOP traveled to a small community Siem Reap in Cambodia last December to help provide dental treatments to those in need. USC dental students, faculty and alumni were able to provide 890 dental treatments on this trip alone.
One of the incredible individuals that took part in the USC DHOP mission to Cambodia reached out to us to thank us for the help and scrubs:
“Everyone really loved the scrubs, their look and feel! Thank you again for all of your help!”
Instead, we’d like to thank the USC DHOP for their continued hard work that helps communities around the globe. Over the past six years, they have served more than 1,300 patients in seven different countries. Stories like this showcase how incredible the people behind the scrubs are. We can never thank them enough for the phenomenal work they do!
USC DHOP will be traveling to Uganda this Spring, donate here to help this program educate impoverished populations about oral hygiene and provide quality dentistry to underserved communities around the globe.