what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY - page 4

Im a student nurse and dont see 12 hour shifts working for me. what areas of nursing offer 9-5 m-f and what is the pay like? Im in the NY area....Long Island, Westchester, Putnam thanks!... Read More

  1. by   Wave Watcher
    I am a school nurse so... 8:30 to 3:30, mon thru fri, no weekends, no holidays, summers off and still get paid. I started out working for a temp company doing prn school nursing and finally landed full time hired directly on by the school district. Good luck in your job search.....if I had to go back to floor nursing 12hr shifts I would change majors myself....I know what I can and can't handle. I give mad respect to those out there busting their humps on the floors....I just chose a different road and I'm very happy.
  2. by   Scrubmouse RN
    GI lab. I got in as a new grad. Monday thru Friday hours vary between 630 am until closing which normally runs the gamut of 3 pm on a slow day up to 8 pm on a "crazy" day with lots of inpatient add-ons. No holidays or weekends. However, there is call
  3. by   mariebailey
    Public Health Nursing is an option if you are interested in it. Pay = usually below average, as you are probably aware.
  4. by   CrazyGoonRN
    There is a local hospital near me that only offers 8 hour shifts. You need to find out what the hospitals in your area offer. Most only offer 12 hour shifts
  5. by   CrazyGoonRN
    I did a rotation in oncology. They worked 8 hour shifts m-f. Also look into same day surgery. A lot of those nurses do 8 hour shifts
  6. by   Hoosiernurse
    It's good to see that there are more jobs out there than the 12 hour shift in the hospital gig.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Oct 26, '12
  7. by   MedChica
    We have 8 hour shifts at my job. (psych LTC)
    11p -7a
    7a -3p
    3p - 11p
    The only shift that isn't an 8 hour is the weekend shift. Those are 'doubles' and I'm working 'doubles' until a slot opens up on the weeknight. It's actually pretty good. Most seem to hate the weekends. One told me, "That's a major sacrifice to give up your weekends."
    No, it isn't. Wouldn't you rather 'get it over with' in 2 days and have 5 days OFF...versus working all week and trying to cram sleep, 'fun' and 'family quality time' into 2 days? Plus, you can get another job and make even more money. Get even more experience.
    Just do it. It's like snatching off a bandaid, really.
    The only thing that could be better than working a 32 hr weekend...is working a 32 hr weekend AT NIGHT! If it existed. LOL

    I work such a shift because I see a benefit. Other than that? I'm game for working any shift that doesn't involve me waking up at the buttcrack of dawn every morning. Good for me because everyone in my facility likes to work 'office hours'. They fight for 7a-3p

    If I worked in the hospital, I'd probably be begging for the night shift. I can do a rotating 7p to 7a.
    7a to 7p? Ick.
    So, not only do I have to wake up at 5:40 in the morning--I have to be there all freaking day, too?
    No thanks. I don't live to work and I've never cared for any job that much to make me want to spend 70% of my time there.
  8. by   Hoosiernurse
    Everyone has their favorite shifts, but to me I find nightshift makes me just feel sick. I did 12 hr night shifts, and then you lose the whole next day off because of having to sleep through it until about 3pm. I didn't like that at all. But what can you do...working 12 hours is a long time no matter what shift you do. It's a lot of hours...