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Dress Code

Nursing Resource Centre  and Clinical Practicum

It is the responsibility of the student to appear professional, neat, well groomed, and clean when serving the public. When giving direct care to clients in agencies, the student is expected to meet the uniform standards set by the school/agency.

The following guidelines are designed to assist the student to maintain personal safety and a professional appearance, as well as to minimize potential hazards to the clients.

Grooming Guidelines

  1. Personal hygiene includes deodorant/antiperspirant
  2. Perfume should not be worn.
  3. Make-up should be appropriate for day time wear.
  4. Nails should not extend beyond the finger tips and smooth. Clear nail polish may be worn. Artificial nails are not acceptable.
  5. Hair should be clean, neat, and off the face. If long must be tied back. Hair accessories should be plain and either the colour of the hair or white.
  6. Well-established beards or moustaches should be neatly trimmed and must not interfere with your respirator seal.
  7. Jewellery
    - Plain wedding rings only
    - Earrings should be confined to small gold/silver-coloured studs
    - Watches with a second hand are required
    - Visible body studs/rings are not allowed


  1. Must be the standard Seneca/York navy blue uniform.
  2. The set style is 323/312 sets OR 310/307 sets, both in navy blue
  3. The uniforms are purchased through the college Bookstore at King Campus.
  4. Two uniform scrubs are recommended.
  5. The uniform must be kept clean and neat.


  1. White, flat, leather shoes with rubber sole, closed toe and heel.
  2. Plain white running shoes with white leather uppers are acceptable.


  1. White or skin-coloured stockings with a skirt or white socks with pants.


  1. White washable cardigan style of cotton or synthetic fibre.
  2. Must not be worn when giving direct client care.
  3. In style of cotton or synthetic fibre.
  4. Must not be worn when giving direct client care.