Weekend Only Nurse? - page 5

Hello, I'm 19 and considering nursing as a career. Someone said you can make a living just doing all weekend shifts, day and night I'm guess is what she meant? Is this possible? Can you really make... Read More

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    Quote from Rntr
    Why do you think there is short staffing to begin with? You think it might have something to do with pay and working conditions?
    NNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Everybody know that nurses'll work like oxen all the time, for a pittance; and to have a personal life? Whaddya need that for?

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    Hello, I am a nursing home administrator & am going to implement this at our facility. was wondering if you could share policy for it or let me know where I could get copy of one so don't have to reinvent the wheel. thanks.
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    Quote from kandinew
    Hello, I am a nursing home administrator & am going to implement this at our facility. was wondering if you could share policy for it or let me know where I could get copy of one so don't have to reinvent the wheel. thanks.
    Are you going to implement 12-hour weekend shifts? Or are you going to go with the 16-hour weekend double shifts?

    For 16-hour weekend doubles, my former workplace had the weekend staff working from 6:00am to 10:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. They were paid for 40 hours even though they worked 32 hours. The additional 8 hours per week was paid as an 'en bloc' bonus as long as the staff member was not more than 30 minutes late on any one day. If a weekend worker was more than 30 minutes late, they lost that 8-hour 'en bloc' bonus.

    For 12-hour weekend shifts, my former workplace offered days (6:00am to 6:30pm) and nights (6:00pm to 6:30am) every Saturday and Sunday. Weekend employees worked 24 hours over the weekend and got paid for 32 hours. Those additional 8 hours per weekend were paid as an 'en bloc' bonus, and again, workers lost the 8 hours if they arrived more than 30 minutes late to one of their shifts.
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    I know where I work,they are not offering this position anymore. The people who already work this program keep their job, but there will be no more positions like this filled. I am fine working 3 days/wk.,but have thought about being a weekender on down the line. I guess not,at least not where I am now.
    Is this happening in other parts of the country? I am in the South.
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    ShoeGalRn:
    what do you mean by you get paid for 36 hours? Could you please explain that a little bit. Also, could I do fri and sat night instead of sunday.. or fri and sat day shift??

    Sorry I can't figure out how to just reply to your response
    Last edit by Kjp012213 on Jan 23 : Reason: to add more
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    Quote from Kjp012213
    ShoeGalRn:
    what do you mean by you get paid for 36 hours? Could you please explain that a little bit.
    She works 24 hours per week over the weekend due to working two 12 hour shifts, but is paid for approximately 36 hours.
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    I agree that going into it for the money is not all that wise. In most nursing jobs, you will work far harder than you are paid. I have done ICU, dialysis, psych and now corrections. I went from $31 to $35 to $30 to $43 an hour, respectively. Making $90k a year with a two year degree has certainly paid off but there are downsides. In prison, you aren't making much of a difference and I struggle with that on a regular basis. Money isn't everything and while my job is fairly easy, I still miss that compassionate component. And working weekends getting paid for full time might sound great but I would weigh it out carefully. Even though I'm not a party animal or am out on the town on the weekend, as someone else said----the world revolves around folks who have weekends off. I hate that I only have Sundays off (I work until 6am Sunday morning). But it is what it is.


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