Which is best 3p-3a or 7p-7a - Page 2Register Today!
- Oct 17, '12 by hherrnDone both, prefer 3-3. Go to sleep in dark, wake up in light. And, if I have just one isolated shift, I can just show up with no prep or nap.
- Oct 26, '12 by erin527RNI just got a 7p-7a position. I've never worked nights before and I'm having anxiety about when I'm going to sleep and when I'm going to see my family!
- Oct 28, '12 by TRUtraumaRNWorked 7pm-7a and loved it and then the manager decided to place me on the 2p-2a shift cause we were so short. HATED IT! Like others have said, you're busy the moment you walk in the door and things have barely even begun to slow down (if at all...) when you leave. And in my ED, day shift was notorious for giving you random rooms throughout the ED so that the day shift nurses had their section of rooms altogether. For example, I'd have rooms 1, 12 and 15 (room 1 being on the hallway across from 12 and 15). They'd also wait to give you 3-4 pts all at once (most of the time pts were in rooms before you even got there and weren't worked up and nothing was done). I'm glad the 2-2 was just for once schedule cause I have to say I love my night shift crew. I also think that working night shift is a lot more manageable as far as lifestyle once you get the hang of things. Good luck!
- Nov 12, '12 by NakiaRNI like 3p-3a because you can get better sleep. It is a much busier shift than 7p-7a though. I like busy though. I'm moving to 11a-11p.
- Nov 13, '12 by MunoRNI find both to be busy, the afternoon is busier than the early morning but I don't really find that outweighs the benefit of being asleep at 0400, which provides me with far better sleep than any amount of sleep during the day.
- Nov 13, '12 by AnoetosOne thing about 7-7 is that in the winter, here anyway, you're driving to work in the dark and driving home in the dark...