New Grads, How much do you work? - page 2

by babsy28 5,726 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


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    My position is a 0.5-1.0 FTE, but I'm considered "part time." I usually schedule myself to work 0.8 (5 days one week, 3 the next).
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    3 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...
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    graduated 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
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    Graduated Dec 2012, passed NCLEX Jan 17th, started orientation Feb 18th. 72 hrs per paycheck out of the gate (6 12's). After orientation I'll be working 84 hrs per paycheck. With 45 minute commute each way. Yes, it's a reallllllyy long day, lol.
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    Took 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.
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    Quote from babsy28
    All of the local hospitals are leaving 12 hour shifts behind and I'm a little curious what options I would have being on an 8hr schedule.
    Really?

    It wasn't long ago that 12 hour shifts were the wave of the future

    What goes around, comes around
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    I am working full time in the PICU.... 3 12-hour shifts a week! I work every third weekend and rotate 3 weeks of day shift and 3 weeks of night shift.
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    I'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.
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    Graduated 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
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    Quote from julz68
    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.
    Hoping I can be so lucky in two years when I graduate.
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