After CNA training, you’ll need to start thinking about where you’ll purchase your medical uniforms. Ideally, you’ll need at least 3-4 uniforms for your new career, especially if you are working full time. This can rack up to quite an expense if you’re not careful. Retail prices of scrubs can range anywhere from $19.99 – $45.00. Below is a list of the best places to purchase CNA uniforms online:
A1 Scrubs for the CNA Training Graduate
A1 Scrubs is a great place for CNA training graduates who are looking for a large selection of attractive scrubs. They have a special section of uniforms with whimsical decorations, which is very nice. If you will be working in a pediatrician’s office, or with children in any capacity, wearing scrubs with their favorite characters can take their mind off of medical procedures and help them to feel more at ease. This is especially true in the ER where tensions run high. The website, found at http://www.a1scrubs.com/ accepts all major credit cards and frequently offers discounts for repeat customers.
Medical Scrubs Collection
Many CNA training students find it financially straining to purchase scrubs and shoes for their new career. One complete uniform (scrubs, lab coat, and shoes) may be a stretch on the budget, let alone having the convenience of 3-4 medical uniforms. If this is a dilemma you are currently facing, look for companies online that frequently have sale or clearance items. One company in particular, http://www.medicalscrubscollection.com, caters to CNA training students and graduates. In addition to the major credit and debit cards, Medical Scrubs Collection also accepts Paypal and Google Checkout.
Another concern for CNA training graduates is the shipping fees, and sometimes this can mean the difference between buying uniforms online or having to pay retail prices with your local medical uniform supplier. Be sure to check shipping prices before making a purchase online. Unfortunately, some of the more unscrupulous companies will balance out their low prices with high shipping charges. Pulse Uniforms, found at http://www.medicalscrubscollection.com/ seems to have taken that in mind. They have very reasonable shipping fees, starting at just $4.99, and for CNA training graduates who spend more than $39.99, shipping is free.
Helpful tip: Sometimes, groups of friends from CNA training programs will go in together to buy scrubs in order to avoid shipping fees. This is a great idea.
Also, as a final note, be sure to check on the warranty and return policy of each company you are dealing with. Although most scrubs and lab coats are a polyester/cotton blend, so not much can go wrong, there is always the off chance that you may come across an inferior product. It is also possible that a uniform may not fit correctly. In these instances it is important to deal with a company with excellent customer service and a no-nonsense return policy.
After CNA training, your uniform will be a part of your everyday wardrobe. Be sure to put a bit of thought into your purchase and stretch your dollar by buying online.
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