I am currently working the 3-11 shift, the nurses on this shift are great. Very friendly, easy going, and fun. However, the 7-3 shift dumps on us continuously, the Nursing Supervisor makes it blatantly clear that she approves of this practice, and I feel as though I have no life. I can not find a groove on this shift as far as feeling as though I never see family/friends and have to attempt to cram everything that needs to be done in my days off. What is your opinion, what is the best, most convenient, bearable shift to work?
Aug 15, '02
I'd love to try nights but I can't sleep when I get home! Do you night shifters stay on a night schedule when not working? I dont think I could switch back and forth at my age (over 50). I try to keep my body on a sleep schedule or I get horrible insomnia that can go on for days. One day I had to call in sick just because I hadnt slept in three days. It sounds really bad to call in because you're tired, but I couldn't move. Couldnt sleep either!
I have some Ambien but if I take that, the next day I'm REALLY depressed!!
Last edit by NancyRN on Aug 15, '02