Now Showing: Movie-Inspired Scrubs

23 May

After a long day of tending to patients, catching a flick with your friends and family is the perfect way to unwind.  The summer season is known for its big film releases, so we’ve created a few nursing outfits using our favorite new and upcoming movies as inspiration.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
(in theaters now)

Swing into nursing action for The Amazing Spiderman sequel. Spidey’s superhero outfit is the iconic red and blue spandex suit. We say skip the spandex and pair Tooniform’s Spiderman Print Top with Carhartt’s Royal Blue Drawstring Pant. Don’t forget your own equipment to save lives—a Littmann Select Stethoscope and Sanita’s Non-Skid Frisco Shoes. Sorry Spider-Man, you got nothin’ on our heroic nurses.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
(in theaters now)

Dorothy’s back in Oz in this animated film based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Take a look at White Cross’ A-Line Scrub Dress; it’s a close match to Dorothy’s trademark blue dress. Also, her brown boots in the cartoon inspired us to feature The Gwenore Clog by Sanita. Walk through the magical lands of Oz with this Daisy Deluxe Tote Bag. If you’re nostalgic for the original film, buy a pair of your own ruby red clogs here. Sorry, cute dog not included!

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Maleficent
(in theaters 5/30)

Based on the 1959 Disney Movie, Sleeping Beauty, this new Disney film tells the story from the villain’s point of view, Maleficent. Taking aspects from both the 1959 and 2014 versions of Maleficent, we first chose allheart’s 3-Pocket Top and unisex scrub pant in a pitch black color. Purple accents are a great homage to the original evil fairy godmother, like Fundamentals’ Long Sleeve Underscrub. Pop on some bright-red lipstick and your Maleficent-inspired outfit is complete.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(in theaters 8/8)

Rebooted from the cheesy (but fun!) 90’s television show and movies, director Michael Bay takes on these iconic characters in his own version. Our ninja turtle outfit uses assistance from our reptilian friends, IguanaMed. Their Treeline Green Scrub Set is comfortable for a full of day of battling medical maladies. No TMNT outfit is finished without a colored tie-back scrub hat from allheart. Represent Raphael in red, Leonardo in blue, or Donatello in purple. Convince a few fellow nurses to dress up with you, and you’ll have convenient Halloween costumes appropriate for the office.

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Bonus! 90’s April O’Neil Inspired Gear

Meet April O’Neil: a hard-hitting reporter for Channel 6 news and loyal friend to the ninja turtles. As fans of the original television series, we throw back to April’s original style. Adar’s Universal Basics Scrub Set in “Banana” is a close match to her bright yellow jumpsuit. Any nurse/reporter also needs a white Prestige Medical Glow Watch and matching Dawg’s Slip-Resistant Shoe. Now you’re ready for any assignment that comes your way!

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Celebrate National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

20 May

We take this time to recognize those who care for our furry friends—veterinarians. Your medical expertise and dedication allows our pets to live longer and healthier lives.  As this month highlights the importance of your devotion to animals, we are featuring a great selection of vet-themed scrubs and accessories just for you. Be comfortable and stylish while you work!

First up is Scrub H.Q.’s Round Neck Top in the “Happy Tails For You” Print. Brightly-colored cartoon dogs are splashed across the front of this top as well as phrases such as “Woof!”, “Bow Wow”, and “Grrr!”.  The notched neckline and back elastic yields a feminine touch to the design.

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“Happy Tails For You” Print Top from Scrub H.Q.

Searching for a demure style instead? More of a cat fan? We recommend Cherokee’s V-Neck Scrub Top from their Runway collection. Their “Love Cats” top has an artistic placement print of a woman and her cat. The pink piping along the neckline and the lovely heart shapes add a pop of color to the piece. Made of 100% cotton,  this breathable fabric is ideal for the upcoming summer days.

Runway by Cherokee V-Neck "Love Cats" Print Top

Runway by Cherokee V-Neck “Love Cats” Print Top

Even if you are in a strict color-coded world at the office, accessories allow your creative side to shine through. Check out this adorable Elephant Shaped Retractamal Badge Holder by Pedia Pals. Your ID is attached to the elephant’s retractable nose and easily clips onto your uniform. Pedia Pals offers more animal badge holder options available here.

"Retractamals" Retractable ID Badge by Pedia Pals

“Retractamals” Retractable ID Badge by Pedia Pals

Need an idea for a great veterinarian appreciation gift? We suggest Whimsical Watches’ Veterinarian Watch. Adorned with hand-crafted cat and dog miniatures, it is truly an original piece you won’t find in your average mall. Plus it includes a gift box!

Veterinarian Watch from Whimsical Watches

Your choices don’t have to end here here! Check out additional vet-themed tops and accessories in our pet-friendly catalog.

Maternity Scrubs: Shopping For Two

14 Apr

Scrub shopping for two during your pregnancy can pose a difficult fashion challenge—as your stomach grows, so must your closet! Comfort is key when expanding any maternity wardrobe, and you will need scrubs that help you work through long shifts. Finding well-fitted garments for a changing body is a chore, but have no fear! Allheart has an entire section dedicated to cute and professional attire for pregnant nurses.

We recommend stretchy scrub tops like this Maternity Mock Wrap Top from the Flexibles by Cherokee collection. True to their name, this solid top provides side panels made from a polyester/spandex blend for ultimate flexibility. It also has a drawstring that you can adjust as you grow. It’s a great option for any mom-to-be!

 

Flexibles by Cherokee Mock Wrap Maternity Top

Need a pair of scrub pants to go along with your top? Try Cherokee Workwear’s Maternity Knit Waist Pant. From their Core Stretch collection, this pant is made to accommodate your baby’s growth. It has a wide front panel that stretches over your belly providing maximum support and coverage. With multiple pockets and a slight flare leg, this pant is as stylish as it is functional for your shifts.

Maternity Knit Waist Pant in “Caribbean Blue”

Take a look here for more maternity scrubs that will be sure to address all your professional needs.

4 Ways Busy Nursing Students Can Save Time and Money

20 Feb

To become a nurse, you have to make a huge commitment. With class time, clinicals and exams, you’re not going to have much spare time. You’re also going to have to purchase textbooks, scrubs and other supplies.

To help you save time and money, we’ve got tips on where you will find the best prices on the supplies you need.

  1. Textbooks: Be smart, you don’t have to buy your nursing textbooks at full price. Buying textbooks used or renting them online will save you a lot of cash. At Textbooks.com, you’ll find all of your required nursing texts available used, new, and digitally as eTextbooks.  When you’re done with your nursing degree, you can make some money back by selling your used books to Textbooks.com!
  2. lab coatLab coats: Another must-have. Allheart has a wide variety of basic lab coat styles at everyday low and discount prices like the WonderWink Student Lab Coat. With the money you save, get your name embroidered on your lab coat for a personal touch that will also prevent loss or theft.
  3. Scrubs: Shop smart, get the best value in classic scrub tops, pants and sets by selecting quality brands designed for durability, like the Cherokee Workwear Unisex V-Neck 3-Pocket Solid Scrub Top. It looks great on everyone and will last as long as you need it to.
  4. Stethoscopes: You don’t want to skimp on quality when you purchase your first stethoscope, but when you’re a student, you also need a great price. With folks like you in mind, allheart offers a full line of high quality, discount stethoscopes.

 

Follow these tips for saving time and money and move to the head of your nursing school class! You’ll have the quality tools you need for your training and you’ll still have some happy coins jingling in your pockets.

It’s National Nurse Practitioners Week

13 Nov

nurse practictionerThis week we salute nurse practitioners! As licensed, expert clinicians, nurse practitioners have an increasingly vital role to play in our health system.

With a health care provider shortage at the top of the national agenda, nurse care practitioners are prepared to provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the country. Already, more than 916 million visits are made to Nurse Practitioners every year.

National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 10-16, 2013, is a time to celebrate the more than 171,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States. NP’s provide primary, acute and specialty health care services and partner with their patients, guiding them to make educated health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices.

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Show a nurse practitioner your appreciation this week with something thoughtful from allheart’s selection of gifts and accessories. This Prestige Medical gold-plated tac pin would be a thoughtful gift for your favorite NP or for yourself!

Scrubs That Show Your Holiday Spirit

11 Nov

The holiday spirit is in the air and you can add to the fun with a scrub top in a seasonal print or color.

Celebrate the winter season with this beautiful White Swan scrub top or this sporty White Cross scrub top, each with a snowflake print.

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If you want a top with a Christmas theme, this cotton V-neck from Peaches features a Santa and snowman print and even sparkles with extra glitter.

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Here’s an adorable Tooniforms scrub top from Cherokee that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a little holiday romance!

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And if you’re looking for a top that has a holiday feel but can be worn all year long, this flattering Cherokee Flexibles top is the perfect choice in a sophisticated green geometric print.

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Guys look great in green, too. Here’s a Cherokee Workwear V-neck in hunter green.

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Allheart has lots more seasonal scrub tops to choose from.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

18 Oct

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. That means everyone is being reminded to take care of their teeth. At allheart, we think it’s also a good to show your appreciation to the folks who help maintain those sparkling smiles.

Now’s a great time to say thanks to your favorite dentist or dental hygienist with a dental themed scrub top or accessory. Or grab a tooth-themed top, watch or pin for yourself. That way, you’ll feel and look great while reminding folks to brush, floss and rinse!

2Remind folks to “give a hoot” about brushing in this adorable mock wrap scrub top from Cherokee.

Remind them “it’s time for a cleaning,” while wearing this Whimsical Watches domed watch with miniature toothbrush & toothpaste.

Here’s a “sweet tooth” pin from Prestige Medical  that’s part of our complete collection of dental accessories.

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