Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's faculty and staff of the certified nurse aid training program began a scrub donation program after noticing some students were showing up to class out of uniform and unable to afford the navy blue scrubs, a requirement for the program.
“The idea of the scrub closet is to receive donations from past students, which will already have the OSU-OKC CNA patch on the sleeve,” says Adrianne Covington-Graham, OSU-OKC's Training and Development Center director. “The scrub closet is here for students who are truly in need. We are fortunate to provide this service to our students, thanks to the generosity of past students.”
Covington-Graham recently purchased a pair of scrubs for a student so the student could continue attending class and be eligible for the clinical assignments. She along with CNA faculty and staff decided a scrub closet would benefit many students.
Every student is required to wear a pair of simple blue scrubs on the first day of class. They receive their OSU-OKC CNA patches on the first day and are expected to attach them to their scrubs and wear them every day to class.