Hello Nursing Students, Please find below directions on how to order your uniform for the School of Nursing. Typically, you need your uniform the first week of classes. ALL students will need a uniform whether you are in 202/206 in the fall or not because the White Coat Ceremony in Fall is for both tracks and uniforms are required for that (usually early October). Please read the below message in its entirety. Note that embroidered items are not exchangeable or returnable. Turn-around time from order placement is 21 days. Please do not wait until the end of summer to order.
If you have a question about what date you need your uniform, please email your instructor for the course. If you haven’t heard differently, assume it is the first week of classes.
2023 Sophomores and Transfers ACE Uniforms for SDSU School of Nursing
SDSU School of Nursing’s uniform vendor is ACE Uniforms, a local company. They have created a website for purchases and each student/faculty will be assigned a username to access the site. Incoming sophomores and transfer students, your username is your SDSU email. Established SON students may email Dr. Kristi Cullum (email@example.com) to obtain a username. This extra security will ensure that only SON students are purchasing our uniforms.
The uniform consists of an embroidered scrub top, pants, and embroidered white lab coat. Optionally, you may purchase an antimicrobial warm up jacket. Please note that whether you may wear the jacket on the floor at a clinical site is facility specific. Shoes must be white or black, leather or leather-like, and easily cleaned. A stethoscope is required and, although, you may choose the brand, Littmann is recommended. Shoes and stethoscope are not required to be purchased through Ace, but are available if you choose.
We will not be providing an on-campus fitting at this time. If you would like to try on your uniform prior to the online purchase, please go to Ace Uniforms and let the counter person know you need to try on uniform items for SDSU School of Nursing. You may place your order in the store or online.
Once you enter this information it will take you to a page to change your password and create an account as well as update your profile.
***Please note that embroidered items are NOT returnable or exchangeable. If you did not do a store fitting and placed your order online, call the store to notify them to “pull the order prior to embroidery so you may go to the store and try it on.” Directions are also on the website.
Location: ACE Uniforms 633 16th Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-233-0227 (general line) https://www.aceuniforms.com/ Kristiana G.H. Cullum, PhD, CPNP Pronouns: she/her/hers Assistant Professor Faculty Advisor, Student Nurses Association College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing
SDSU SON has made getting a name badge easier. You can now have your badge made on campus!
Step 1: Sign in with your SDSU email and fill out a badge request form from the School of Nursing (SON) page on Canvas. This must be done before visiting the card office!
Step 2: Visit Student Account Services (Student Services West Building, Room 2536) and purchase a nursing name badge. Make sure you specifically tell them you want to purchase a NURSING name badge. The badge will cost you $18. Hang on to your receipt, you will need it for step 3.
Step 3: Visit the SDSUcard Office (Student Services West Building, Room 2620) with your receipt and a valid U.S. Government-issued ID card (passport, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, etc.) to have your picture taken and have your new badge made. * Note that a picture will be taken at this time. ONLY with the receipt and your U.S. Government-issued ID will a new nursing badge be issued.
SDSUcard Office Contact: 619-594-5650 Business hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm while SDSU campus is open Location: Student Services West - Room 2620
Student Account Services Contact: 619-594-5253 Business hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm while SDSU campus is open Location: Student Services West - Room 2536
Dr. Lorraine Freitas Mentor for Students. Available to help improve study habits and time management. To make an appointment (Individual or Group), call (858)483-9234.
Dr. Heineken and The Listening Post: BBackground: Dr. Heineken taught the School of Nursing communication course for many years at SDSU, USD, and Oregon Health and Science University. She is a psychiatric nurse and nurse educator. She also has significant communication experience through her past positions as head of schools of nursing in San Diego and Oregon. The Hook Up: Faculty may not be able to spend a lot of extra time coaching students during and after clinicals therefore, to get some extra support and assistance, students can refer themselves for individualized coaching with Dr. Heineken.
Who is Eligible? Any nursing student at SDSU.
Who will Benefit: The student who finds it difficult to speak up to staff or faculty, feels put down, or needs to learn to be more direct in communicating. The student who wants to better understand the difference between professional and personal boundaries. The student who is from a different cultural background than the patient and an issue has emerged. The student who wants to expand communication strengths by having a neutral place to discuss principles and practice nurse/patient communication.
SDSU Scholarships: Here is the link to the SDSU scholarship search. This tool is great to locate scholarships and there are many options for nursing students to apply for! There are some just for nursing students.
First place: $750 , Second place: $500, Third place: $250
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