Baby It’s Cold Outside


I have spent the last few days hunkered down in my tiny house trying to stay warm.  I am sure many of you are living or working in areas where the temperature is freezing it is winter after all.  Well here in Alabama it gets cold but this has been literally freezing.  We even had about a foot of snow and in Alabama, that is not a good thing.  People here have no clue how to drive in this mess.

Not knowing how to drive in the ice and snow is for sure a problem but also dressing for these cold temperatures is a bit of a challenge.  Most of us in the south do not have much in the way of cold weather gear so it is almost comical seeing how we dress.  The challenge for travel nurses can be even more difficult.  If you are taking an assignment in the south because of the moderate temperatures you might be caught off guard when the temperature drops from 60 degrees to below 30 degrees overnight.

I have put together a few items to help you stay warm while at work.


I love fun socks.  Since it is not appropriate to wear UGGs or snow boots at work I choose fun support knee-high socks.

knee high socks

Try these NurseMates compression trouser socks.  

  • 12-14 mmHg Graduated Compression
  • Comfortable heel and toe pocket
  • Knee length
  • Ultra soft microfiber blend


I know most nurses wear scrubs these days and since the are short sleeves what can we wear under and over to keep warm but yet work comfortably.

Underscrubs under- scrub- tee


  • 55% Cotton / 45% Polyester
  • crew neck under scrub        
  • Modern Classic fit
  • 6 colors to choose from

Warmup Jackets



  • 77% Polyester 20% Rayon 3% Spandex
  • Zipper front with mandarin collar
  • 2 side pockets
  • 77% Polyester/20% Rayon/3% Spandex
  • Modern fit
  • Center back length: 25.25″



  • Patent
  • Import
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately not_applicable from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 2 inches”
  • Protective heel counter allows the heel to move up and down freely while providing lateral stability.
  • Padded instep collar for extra comfort.
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Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a Registered Nurse and retired US Army Reserve Nurse Major. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career, she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and to South Korea. She was trained as an Army Medic during the Vietnam era and later as an OR tec. She went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and then completed her nursing training as a Registered Nurse. She was then commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserves. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and work in other medical facilities. During her career, she had the opportunity to work in several specialties to include, OR, Occupational Health, Hospice, Sexual Assault Team, Forensic/ Correctional Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as a Nurse Entrepreneur.

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