What are the Night shift hours?

  1. I am new to the night shift and start my orientation the 23rd. i will be given my hours that day what are some hours to expect?
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  3. by   NurseThis21
    I know that night shift hours are basically 7 PM to 730 AM if you have a twelve hour shift or 11 PM to 730 AM if you work an eight hour shift. I don't think there are any other variations of night shift hours at this time.

    Hope that helps!
  4. by   TheCommuter
    In the area where I live, 12-hour night shifts are from 7pm to 7am. Some facilities schedule the night shift to work from 6pm to 6am.

    8-hour night shifts are from 11pm to 7am in most places. In the city where I reside, most of the facilities have adopted a 10pm to 6am night shift schedule.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Eight hour night shifts can run 10-6, 11-7, or 12-8. 12 hours are normally 7-7 or 6-6. If you are doing homecare, there can be variations agreed upon by the patient and the nurse(s). Some facilities incorporate the half hour overlap, but many do not.
  6. by   Meriwhen
    Our 11-7 shift is technically 10:45-7:15 to allow time for report and turnover between the two shifts.
  7. by   snuffyRN
    my night shift hours 10:15-6:15
  8. by   Bobylon
    The hospital I work at is 7p to 7a (on 12 hour floors) or 11p to 7a (in my unit, which, for whatever reason, is 8 hour shifts...)
  9. by   mustlovepoodles
    I would think this would be a pretty important thing to know. In my local hospital there are nurses in the ER who work 3a-3p(and vice versa) as well as a 1a-1p shift, in addition to the traditional 11p-7a and 7p-7a.
  10. by   LVN2010M
    Thank You all for all your help! im hoping for 12 hour shifts!