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Facilities switching to 8 hour shifts - page 2

With the current "fad" of getting rid of 12 hour shifts, does anyone work at facilities that have actually made the switch? If so, did you have a mix of 8 and 12's prior to the switch or was it just... Read More

  1. Visit  Dazglue profile page
    #13 1
    We just finally went to all 12's. THANK GOD! And if we every go back to 8's, I'll be leaviing. Lol. I love my 12's.
  2. Visit  SleepynurseRN profile page
    #14 0
    Well I remember 12 hour shifts where I used to live in the south: Work three 12's off 6 days back for 3 shifts. That was the sweetest!

    Now in government, we work 6 12's and one 8 hour shifts. ( full time is 80 hours instead of 72) Usually I have at least 3 days off in between shifts but sometimes we get screwed.
  3. Visit  StrwbryblndRN profile page
    #15 0
    We are a mix with mostly 3/12's. Not too many older nurses though. Most nurses do not want to go to 8's. Some have increased their total hours to 40 due to spouses out of a job. They work 2/8's and 2/12's. And some decreased hours to 32 for school.
    I would hate to see all 8's or all 12's. Does not leave a lot room for the different lifestyle needs of the nurses.
    Last edit by StrwbryblndRN on Oct 13, '11