Nurses: How far is your commute? - page 4

And what's the length of your shifts? How long of a commute is reasonable for you? What do you think of the coworkers who drive from farther away?... Read More

  1. by   featherzRN
    I do about an hour each way. It's a while, especially in the NE, but I managed to get hours that don't hit traffic. No hospitals that are close to me have the position I hold (clin doc specialist), so have to go to 'the big city'!
  2. by   MPKH
    I work between 3-4 days a week, 12 hours shift. I live about 2.7 km (1.7 mile) away from work. The drive is 7-10 minutes. I think anything longer than a 15-20 minutes drive is too far...but kudos to my coworker who make long drives . I personally can't do it.
  3. by   traumaRUs
    I travel all day from clinic to clinic so my commute varies from day to day - usually I log 150-250 miles/day 4 days/week.

    And....I love it.
  4. by   payitforward
    My commute right now is about 45minutes-1 hour, but's against traffic. It's cool, I live in the 'burbs so anywhere go will be a commute so it really doesn't really matter. I use my commute time to wind down from work, listen to music. I'm good.
  5. by   NurseSpeedy
    50 miles each way. 12 hour shift. It takes me exactly one hour to get there and another hour to drive home. It's far and it's my limit. The good thing is that there is absolutely no traffic when I drive in and very little traffic on the way home. I don't have any co-workers who travel further. If they did, they'd be angels. I couldn't sit in a car for longer than I do.
  6. by   HDHRN
    I am a home health nurse. I have several pts. I have 3 who live in an independent living facility and they are 20 min away from me. I have another who is 5-10 min away. Then I have about 5 others who my company does their medications 3 times a day for them. We have to sign up every month to do these. 4 of these clients live in a rural town about an hour from me and I only go once or twice a week so it's not too bad. They all are within a mile of each other within this town. The other guy is 10 miles from me so not too bad. I love my job, even though the driving can suck, I am happy doing what I do. I have a leased car, so I have to watch the mileage. When I go an hour out, I drive my husband's car since we actually own it, so the mileage really isn't an issue. The other clients I drive my car to.
  7. by   seanynjboy
    My commute is about 25 feet (I work at home)
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from seanynjboy
    My commute is about 25 feet (I work at home)
    Lucky you...I also work from a home-based office, but must drive to different facilities as part of the job.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I split my time between two different clinics and each way, it's 30 minutes to one and 45 minutes to the other, each way. The trip is very scenic, through pretty tree-filled hills, but can be treacherous in winter.
  10. by   PalmettoNurseOR
    20 miles, takes about 25 minutes. During rush hour, it can take me 45 minutes to an hour. My previous job was about 15-20 minutes but I lived in a snowy area and my commute could easily take much longer than that in bad weather. I personally would not drive more than 45 minutes to a job but I understand why people would be willing to commit to long commutes.
  11. by   Zelda, RN
    68 miles, about an hour for my FT job. 12 hour shifts. It's my dream job at a children's hospital - so I'll take the drive any day! Many of my coworkers have similar commutes, as this is where you work in the area if you love peds.

    I will say though, we are planning to move closer once our lease is up in June. So it is a temporary commute.

    My PRN job (which I will hold until we move) is about 2 miles away.
  12. by   haliforniaa
    14 km, about a 20-25 minute drive with no traffic. It seems like most people I work with live within walking distance. I'm surprised to see how far most of you have to commute. Where I live, there are two adult hospitals and a children's hospital pretty much downtown. I also pass another adult hospital and a psychiatric hospital on the way before I get into the city. And we are dyyyinnnnggg for nurses. RN's especially. We have the aging population of Atlantic Canada to thank for that!
  13. by   Wolf at the Door
    12.5 miles as fast as 14 minutes in am. on average 17 from my garage to parking lot.

    And what's the length of your shifts? 12 hours
    How long of a commute is reasonable for you? up to 30 minutes.
    What do you think of the coworkers who drive from farther away? no opinion, got to pay their bills.

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