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This is a discussion on what does the 0.2 mean when it says 12 hour shift 0.2 in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... The title pretty much says it. I was looking at jobs on Indeed and I noticed that some of the...by damrcngrl95 Mar 18, '11The title pretty much says it. I was looking at jobs on Indeed and I noticed that some of the hospital jobs will say things like "Part-time 12 hour shift 0.2 or 0.?." Some say full-time 12 hour shift 0.9 or 1.0. I hate to sound dense, but what does that mean in terms of how many hours a week you could work?
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- Mar 18, '11 by Skip219Full time positions are usually 1.0 fulltime equivalents (FTE)=40 hr/wk. There are variations of FT 0.9 which is 3-12 shifts/wk. 0.2 position =8hrs/wk, I guess they could turn it into 12 hr shift. It all depends on their staffing patterns. Many ICU are on 12 shifts-it cuts down on schedule issues.
Hope this helps,
- Mar 18, '11 by mappers1.0 is 40 hours a week or maybe 36 hours a week if your place considers that full time. So 0.2 is around 14 hours every two weeks. I'm thinking that means 1 shift every pay period (if you're paid every 2 weeks.)
- Mar 18, '11 by damrcngrl95Thank you so much for clearing this up. I was thinking that it could be a percentage of a 40 hour week, but the 12 hour part of the post threw me off. I appreciate that you have taken the time to explain this to me. I feel like the health field sometimes has its own language.
- Mar 19, '11 by ChrissybearI have seen that too thank you for asking!! Learned something new today