Ok so I am working on my capstone project for my RN-MSN-Ed. My PICOT at this point is dealing with 8 vs 12 hour shifts.
On an unrelated note my first job was working 11-7a. Basically I hated it because I felt like I had no life. Half the time my days off were spread apart so I never had recoup time, or I was on call until 3am (very small hospital).
Anyway, here is my question, not for my project, but for my own curiosity. Let's say it is proven, beyond a doubt, that 8 hour shifts could improve your life. If you could be scheduled like this:
and so forth, moving your work week one day, but keeping your days together, would you work 8's instead of 12's?
I know there are a million variables to this, but for me I think consistency would be the key, at least for me to work nights as an 8 hour.
Thanks for any feedback!