I started working as a graduate nurse on an orthopedic floor day/eve rotation, heavy on the evenings. I worked on this floor as a CNA on the night shift and loved that shift. I expressed early on to my NM that I would like to continue to work nights as I liked that shift. At the time she had no openings on that shift. Now, she has hired another nurse to work day/eve and has an opening for day/noc or straight nocs. What do I do? I would get a differential of $4 more per hour working nocs. The only concern I have is that working noc shift on my floor means I would have up to 9 patients vs. 4-5 during the day or eve shift. There is also only one other nurse on the floor at noc as well as one sometime two cna's. The only nurse would have little time to answer questions. I am concerned about having 9 patients as a new grad. Please help, what do you think I should do?