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Dress Code Policy

Policy Scope

This policy applies to all Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) students.

Policy Statement

All students will dress in a professional manner, appropriate for the situation and according to the following guidelines.


  1. All Diagnostic Medical Sonography students will wear Bahama Blue scrubs with or without a lab jacket for both class and clinic.
  2. A solid white or gray shirt may be worn under the scrub top and must be tucked into the scrub pant.
  3. Flat, enclosed-toe, neutral colored shoes are acceptable. Socks must be worn at all times.
  4. Students will follow the surgical dress code policy of the clinical facility in which he or she is rotating.
  5. Students are to wear from home their uniform or proper street clothing and change into clean scrubs after they arrive at the hospital/clinic. At the end of the shift, the students are to change back into their uniform or proper street clothing.
    1. No scrub clothing provided by the hospital/clinic may be removed from the property. These scrubs must only be worn in the hospital/clinic buildings.

Accessories & Tattoos

  1. Proper UNMC photo ID must be worn and visible at all times.
  2. Simple jewelry may be worn with the uniform, i.e., small earrings, wedding rings, and watches.
  3. Single and/or discreet piercings of the ears, nose, lip, tongue and eyebrow are permitted.
  4. Examples of piercings not permissible may include but are not limited to large or multiple loops in the eyebrows, lip or nose, visible transdermal implants, or piercings on other areas of the face.
    1. Ear gauges must be plugged with flesh colored plugs while in clinic.
  5. Bandanas are not permitted.
  6. All visible tattoos on the face or neck must be covered (except permanent makeup).
  7. All visible tattoo designs that the average person would find offensive, including but not limited to hateful, violent, profane and/or nudity, must be completely covered.

Students are held responsible for their appearance and will be dismissed from clinic if inappropriately attired or groomed, per discretion of their clinical site. Should a clinical site have different policies, the student must adhere to those during the rotation. If a student is sent home from clinic due to a dress code violation, the amount of time missed from clinic will be deducted from the student comp time allotment.