5 Nursing-themed Costume Outfits for the Halloween Season

Are you looking for the best nursing-themed costume outfits for the Halloween season as a nurse? Continue reading, as we will provide some ideas to help you in this post.

Halloween is just a few days away, and it is time to start looking for ideas regarding what you will wear this year. This can be quite the herculean task as a nurse, considering you might be at work during Halloween.

The good news is that you can still celebrate Halloween on duty; it all depends on your creativity. What’s Halloween without costumes, and what better way to keep up with the nursing profession than wearing nursing-themed costumes?

This year, consider showing off your profession with a nursing-themed costume. Continue reading to check out five creative costume ideas you can consider.

Nursing-themed Costume Outfits for the Halloween Season

Choosing the right costume for Halloween, especially as a nurse, can be quite tricky. You don’t want to look unprofessional while celebrating Halloween while on the job. This is why we suggest you go with nursing-themed costume outfits. Here are five exciting and creative ideas you can consider for this year’s Halloween:

Try a suitable nursing-themed costume this Halloween

Classic Nurse

It is almost impossible to go wrong wearing a classic white nurse uniform. To add some spice to it, you can accentuate your look with a red cross patch and a stethoscope. Add a nurse’s cap to complete the look. You can pick up our beautiful rose-gold stethoscope from the Natty Nurses Shop.

ER Nurse

Do you prefer to look a little casual with a touch of seriousness and danger? If your answer is yes, then you can consider dressing as an Emergency Room Nurse for Halloween. This nursing-themed costume outfit is inspired by the famous medical television series ER, and it is pretty easy to achieve. Simply wear scrubs and add a lab coat having “Emergency Room” embroidered on it.

Surgical Nurse

Have you ever dreamed of working in surgery in any capacity? This year’s Halloween is a good time to live that dream. Whether you work in surgery or not, you can dress as a surgical nurse for Halloween. This costume is perfect for nurses who want to show off their surgical skills or their flare for this aspect of the medical profession. The surgical nurse costume is pretty easy to achieve. Simply wear scrubs and add a surgical mask, cap, and gloves.

Pediatric Nurse

If you work with children or have a special affinity for them, this costume is perfect for you. This costume will endear kids at your hospital to you and is a fun way to share the day with your young patients. You don’t have to break the bank for this costume. Wear scrubs and add a lab coat with “Pediatrics” embroidered over the breast pocket. You can make it look better by adding a few fun accessories, such as stickers or toys, to complete your look.

Psychiatric Nurse

Last but not least, on our list of nursing-themed costumes is the psychiatric nurse costume. This costume is great if you work in a mental health facility. With this costume, you would still look professional while celebrating Halloween on the job. To achieve this look, wear scrubs and add a lab coat having “Psychiatry” boldly embroidered over one of the pockets.


These are just some of the many nursing-themed costume outfits you can consider wearing this Halloween. Remember that you don’t have to put yourself under unnecessary pressure to achieve any look. What matters is that you have fun and be creative. Do you have any other costume ideas? Kindly share them with us in the comments. 

Meanwhile, visit Natty Nurses to check out other exciting articles to help build your knowledge base as a nurse.

October 13, 2023

Natasha Osei

Passionate Nurse Practitioner | People person
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