New Grads, How much do you work? - page 2
by babsy28, ADN, RN | 5,904 Views | 26 Comments
I was just wondering how many jobs new grads are working? One job FT, or multiple PT/Per Diem positions? I've worked at least 2 jobs but typically 3 for the last 6 years and I was wondering if new grads are really finding FT... Read More
- 0Mar 26, '13 by C-lion3 12's per week. I am going to start putting myself on call, probably one-two shifts per month. Where I work, they are very careful about OT pay. Two former classmates of mine are working in a different system, and have been working 60 hours/wk. No thanks, I am still recovering from school...
- 0Mar 26, '13 by JRDeeRNgraduated in May 2012 and have been working on a critical care heart unit for a year in June... i have a FT position and will sometimes pick up an extra 12 or or 8 hr shift.. or both in one week helps when you really love your unit I really think it should be easy to find a FT position
- 0Apr 2, '13 by wannabecnlTook a per diem job and am loving working 2-3 (usually 8-hour) shifts per week, for an average of 19 hours per week. I was offered a full-time position in my unit but declined it; I am grateful to be able to choose flexibility (and time with my kids) over benefits right now, but I know that is not possible for everyone and may be something I need to reconsider at a different stage of life. My orientation took 4 months instead of three, in part, I believe, because I was only working 16 hours a week rather than the 24-30 that most orientees work. At this point (6 months in), it isn't as much of a factor.
- 0Jun 19, '13 by summerbpI'm a new RN working on an acute med/surg floor. I work as much as I possibly could and then some, if I want. Right now I'm still in orientation, but I've worked 100+ hours the last two weeks. I also get called to ask to pick up shifts frequently, so basically I can work about as much as I want.
- 0Jun 19, '13 by PA_RN87, BSN, RNGraduated in December, and passed the NCLEX in February. I was hired a week or so after that for 0.7 full time / flex position in a medical oncology unit. That basically means I'm guaranteed 56 hours per 2-week pay period, but can work up to 80 hours per 2 week pay period. So far, I've been working a full 40 hours per week
- 1Jun 23, '13 by lorirn2bQuote from julz68Hoping I can be so lucky in two years when I graduate.I graduated in Dec, passed NCLEX on Feb 4th and started my full time job on a medical floor 2 weeks later. I work 12 hour shifts three nights a week, work every 3rd weekend and every other holiday. Although I'm still in orientation and very overwhelmed, I can safely say that I really like my job.