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how many shifts in a row?

  1. 0 What is the highest amount of 12 hour shifts you have done as a nurse?
  2. 25 Comments

  3. Visit  Stroudry profile page
    #1 0
    5 night shifts. Too many.
  4. Visit  Juwon profile page
    #2 1
    cant say for 12 hours shifts, but my mom once worked a month straight, exactly thirty days on nights, 8 hour shifts, and she pulled some doubles as well.
  5. Visit  BOOYARN profile page
    #3 0
    also 5 12hr shifts in a row.... i had mild chestt pain on the way home and i was fit and 27 years old.... WAY too many. no worth any amount of money
  6. Visit  MJB2010 profile page
    #4 1
    6 night shifts and then I rear ended someone on the way home so I called out for number 7. I left that job shortly after since the NM couldn't seem to work a schedule.
  7. Visit  LouisVRN profile page
    #5 0
    6, it was fine. Although I think it was because I was going on vacation afterwards. 4 days I don't mind so much (when I'm not pregnant) 5 or more I better have something I'm looking forward to doing on my days off. My favorite schedule is 3 in a row, 4 off, 3 on, etc.
  8. Visit  joanna73 profile page
    #6 0
    6 12s....too many. I was exhausted for 4 days after that. Never again. I don't care how short they are.
  9. Visit  kidari profile page
    #7 0
    Friend did 12, 12hr shifts and the on the 13th day she look like she was going to die. She had to call in sick for the whole week, she said she will never do that again.
  10. Visit  fallinnstyle profile page
    #8 1
    I have done 14 in a row before. I was so tired @the end I couldn't see straight. But then I got to take a month off
  11. Visit  SonorityGenius profile page
    #9 0
    I did 14 8's straight because I started a PT job while having another PT and orientation was FT NEVER AGAIN!!!! Lol
  12. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    #10 1
    I did 17 in a row when working in an ER! About 10 years ago.

    From what I understand, staffing is no better now.
  13. Visit  Reno1978 profile page
    #11 0
    I regularly work four 12s in a row - my schedule is every Wednesday and every other Friday-Monday.

    I don't think I've ever worked more than 4 in a row, though. Maybe 5 once, but that was a long time ago.
  14. Visit  poopprincess profile page
    #12 0
    I get stuck doing 4 in a row at least twice every schedule and that 4th day is rough! I like 3 on, 4 off though.