Ugly Christmas Sweater Guide Nurse Practitioner Style

How's your holiday party schedule lining up? Between work, family, and friends, I've got quite the array of seasonal social events over the next few weeks. I'm never quite sure what to wear to hoiday festivities. Party invites labeled 'cocktail attire' inevitably attract a few attendees sporting tennis shoes. Others whose invitations note 'casual dress' leave me feeling like an ugly duckling in black slacks while the rest of the gals swirl around in glittery skirts. The solution to the mis- dressed holiday party problem? The ugly Christmas sweater. 

You can't go wrong sporting an ugly Christmas sweater to a holiday party. Regardless of the attire advertised on the invitation you receive, arriving in tacky winter dress shows off your sense of humor...you're far too confident, not to mention hilarious, to stick with the conventional (or, maybe you were actually invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party...). 

Nurse practitioners looking to sport some ugly Christmas sweater style this season, check out the following options. 

Don't Be Tachy

By far the front runner in this year's Christmas medical humor category, the 'Don't Be Tachy' sweatshirt is perfect for your hospital holiday party. The festive ECG wear comes in a variety of colors, so invite a friend to share your find. 

BYOB Christmas Sweater

Celebrating the holiday season can be trying after a stressful shift. So, make sure to have your favorite bottle on hand for the occasion. The 'Stocking Stuffer Sweater' provides the perfect excuse to get extra merry at your next event. 

One Meltdown At A Time

Okay, okay, this pick isn't holiday specific but it is red and contains the word melt so it totally counts. Nurse practitioner students on a budget will also enjoy the utility of tacky nursing wear that outlasts the holiday season. If NP program finals are on your schedule before winter break, this one's for you

The Traditional Ugly Christmas Sweater for Nurses

If staying out of the spotlight is more your style, or you're looking for a Christmas sweater pick you can wear on-the-job, this traditional option will do. The holiday design features pill bottles, nursing caps and stethoscopes for just the right amount of medical pizazz. 

Fleece Navidad

This play on words is sure to be the highlight of your next holiday party. Yeah, yeah, the theme isn't nursing-related, but priced at $31, this comfy sweatshirt is just too cute to pass up. 

Seasons Eatings

If you're a nurse practitioner working in primary care, you probably feel like a broken record talking to your patients about diet and exercise. This time of year, even the most exemplary NP falls off the wellness wagon. Lend a little humor to your diet and exercise discussion with this pullover

How are you adding healthcare flare to your ugly Christmas sweater?