Hi. I'm new--looking for advice on working night shift.

  1. I am currently working 32 hours per week in Ambulatory care and am bored almost out of my mind. I have done OR, Intensive care, Day Surgery, and Preadmission testing nursing. There is a new position posted for Float Pool RNs and offers a substantial pay raise--$5 more per hour plus another $4 per hour for night shift. I am seriously considering it, but wonder if I might be crazy to leave such a "cushy" job with no nights, weekends, or holidays. I need more challenge and the float pool requires floating to SCU/SD, Med-Surg, Psych, and maybe some ED.

    Any advice about the night shift?

    Deb
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from Anyname
    I am currently working 32 hours per week in Ambulatory care and am bored almost out of my mind. I have done OR, Intensive care, Day Surgery, and Preadmission testing nursing. There is a new position posted for Float Pool RNs and offers a substantial pay raise--$5 more per hour plus another $4 per hour for night shift. I am seriously considering it, but wonder if I might be crazy to leave such a "cushy" job with no nights, weekends, or holidays. I need more challenge and the float pool requires floating to SCU/SD, Med-Surg, Psych, and maybe some ED.

    Any advice about the night shift?

    Deb
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    Just wanted to welcome you. Cruise through the forums when you can. You will really love it here.
  4. by   luvltc
    Welcome from a fellow nighter

    Nights does take some getting used to. But I've been doing it for 4 years. I need to because of home/kids school schedule. But I wouldn't trade it for the world even if I could.

    Much less stress at night. :chuckle
  5. by   Anyname
    Do you have any problems sleeping during the day? If you do, how do you deal with that? I also have children in middle and high school, which is another reason I am contemplating the night shift.

    Thanks,
    Deb

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