Night Shift ~ Greetings!

  1. Hey Guys! Trying to stay somewhat awake here! I am working the night shift and it is so much slower than days. This is my first night shift. It is better in some respects than days. How do you guys like night shift?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   l.rae
    l work a weird shift...3p-3a..so l'm goin home soon........l like it cause it is 12 hr shifts.....l get home and asleep before daylight and can still get up kinda early...so where do you work and what do you do?.....LR
  4. by   mark_LD_RN
    I like it But dont find it much slower here, we have much smaller staff here at night so we stay really busy.
  5. by   KC CHICK
    Nights aren't slow where I work either. They clear the place out during the day and we end up getting ER admits overnight. Each of us has 5-8 pts. Usually starting out w/5 and getting 1-2 admits. Goes by fast though. I like nights much better than days.

    Anne
    Medical-Telemetry Unit
  6. by   bagladyrn
    Not slower in OB - babies have no sense of time! I love nights, no suits, only see the docs if I call them. Would have to pay me at least double if they ever wanted me to work days!
  7. by   adrienurse
    Good for studying. Usually a lot quieter and peaceful. Enables you to do more hands-on care, and take your time doing it. This makes a big difference in some people's lives.
  8. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    DITTO........I LOVE MY NIGHTS, BUT WE ARE KEPT REALLY BUSY.....WHICH I REALLY LIKE (I WORK PCCU) THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY OUT THERE THAT WOULD MAKE ME GO TO DAYS.......
  9. by   nimbex
    worked nights 5 of 7 years 7p-7a. on my 2 years of days, I was on stimulation overload, docs, pharmacy, PT, dietary, the phone the phone and visitors... plus people eat during the day... what's with that?

    Nights in my CCU and CSICU aren't slower, just quieter. Which is why I'm there...

    Hope you'll enjoy it..... shut your ringer off on the phone and tell any family and friends that call that you'll be talking to them at 3am if they keep it up:kiss

    let us know how it goes
  10. by   casperbjs
    I work 10:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. I like it! I like being able to do something in the daytime if I need too. Also, it worked out wonderful when my boys were little, either my hubby or I was always home with them.
  11. by   amylynn
    I've worked nights for the most part of 11 years. Each time I go back to day shift, I hate it. Just seems like a whole different personality group works nights. I find that everyone is a little bit more laid back and relaxed at night. I work in a Peds ICU and Newborn ICU, so the work isn't too much different between the shifts. I recommend night shift to everyone!
  12. by   mamabear
    I wouldn't work anything BUT nights. Our night shift is 2345 to 0815, which is weird, but we're a psych unit. Like babies, psych patients have no sense of timing.:chuckle
    Night shift pays more, there are no "suits" milling around getting in your way; I wouldn't work days for anything
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    Love nights!
  14. by   BadBird
    I am a night shift RN 7p-7a, I just love nights. I never have a slow night in ICU, we always transfer the patient out in the middle of the night to make room for new admits, constant in and out through the door no matter what shift you work. Some benefits for working nights, parking close to the hospital, free or reduced rate for parking, less parkway traffic,more money, better shift differential, I can be home during the day so if my daughter gets sick at school I am only a phone call away. We eat dinner as a family before I go off to work. I sleep less hours but they are sound, no snoring hubby to keep me awake.

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