What's your favorite shift to work? - page 3

Day, evening, or night? haha..as if you didn't know them.. and why you picked it. I'm starting my job in evening shift because I'm a night-owl and a student. But I can't exactly work nights... Read More

  1. by   Zombi RN
    7pm - 7am.

    I don't like to feed people, it's a thing. On 7p - 7a, even on the rare occasion someone in my unit would need to be fed, it wouldn't be on my shift!

    Also I like my co-workers and I have difficulties waking up early. It's easier for me to stay up all night than it is for me to get up early.
  2. by   RhinoRocketRN
    I would absolutely adore a 1900-0700 job. That would be my choice #1... otherwise evening 3p-11p
  3. by   Marcus De Los Santos
    Quote from ProgressiveThinking
    Nights! Worked 12-hour shifts from 7p-7a When I first started my current job. Now on 7a-7p an an LVN so I can function during RN clinical. Nights are by far > days. Less interruptions, less call lights, no discharges (unless AMA), no management/administration, and more free time which I think translates into better teamwork and camaraderie.

    Days are crazy! I rarely get to sit. Most times everyone's too busy to talk. My med/surg unit has a HIGH patient turnover rate, so we're constantly taking admissions as well as discharging. We have a ton of direct admits, obs, neuro, and total cares.

    I'm finding it really difficult to find med/surg enjoyable on day shift. Could be I'm just burned out from full-time school/full-time work. However, I found nursing more enjoyable on nights! I will totally work nights as an RN!
    So true love nights
  4. by   bestrn11
    Quote from zombi
    7pm - 7am.

    I don't like to feed people, it's a thing. On 7p - 7a, even on the rare occasion someone in my unit would need to be fed, it wouldn't be on my shift!

    Also I like my co-workers and I have difficulties waking up early. It's easier for me to stay up all night than it is for me to get up early.
    Love nights!
  5. by   jacksonvillelpn
    I've been working 3-11 as a CNA part time/prn for the past 1 1/2 years and attending nursing school full time. Not a morning person...it was murder having to get up at 6:30 for school 2 days/week and 5:30 2 days for clinicals! Now that I've graduated and passed my NCLEX, I have been hired by another facility FULL TIME on 3-11, and I am thrilled! I'm going to have a longer drive, but if I were to stay at my current facility, I could only work PRN, which means any shift, with a lot of days...yuck!!
  6. by   PediNurse3
    I have worked several of them...

    3p-3a--this is while I was in nursing school. I would get home around 3:30 and get up at 6:30 and go to class or clinical. That did not last long.

    11a-11p--never slowed down. It was miserable.

    9a-9p--just not a good fit.

    7a-3p--probably my favorite, but it was 5 days a week with a mandatory on-call every other week. And, without fail, I was called in every other week.

    10a-6p--second favorite, but again, not a fan of working 6 days every other week.

    9a-7p--not too bad. Four 10-hour shifts a week.

    7p-7a--great teamwork amongst the night crew, completely different dynamic, but couldn't handle the hours. I couldn't sleep during the day, the phone would ring, neighbors would be loud, etc. I was so miserable.

    Currently 0630a-whenever I get off...usually between 1930-2030--dayshift in my current unit is for the birds. There's too much going on my fellow nurses are too cliquey.

    I am starting a new position in a clinic that's 8:30-5, five days a week. I will miss having my extra days off, but it's worth it to me to be able to put my children to bed every night, and not have to miss out on birthday parties, holidays, etc. That in and of itself will make it my favorite.
  7. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    7pm-7:30am 3-12's LOVE IT
  8. by   DreamyEyes
    I usually only work 8 hour shifts, and I would have to say 11p-7a is my favorite. No management, not as much b.s., etc. Most of the time I can do my job without stress, as long as we're not short staffed.

    I do like day shift as well, but mainly because getting out at 3 pm is nice.

    I DESPISE the 3-11 shift, and I will never work it ever again.
  9. by   Derek1975
    I will work 3-11 or 11-7 if I work 8. 3-11 is nice, because it's busy when you come in, but it winds down the closer you get to quitting time (in my experience anyway). 11-7 for obvious reasons. If I'm working 12's, probably something like 11a-11pm or something similar. The hospital I volunteer at offers those types of shifts for nurses. But the nice thing about either of those shifts is very little dealing with rush hour, as it's just getting started when you get to work (3-11) or when you get home (11-7) or not at all.
  10. by   stellarweb
    Definitely night shift. I like the silence more than anything.
  11. by   hraneeRN
    Days!! I have worked both and days are better for my body, I learn the most since it seems most changes occur on day shift and the day goes by super fast with all the families around and people to talk to!
  12. by   JRP1120, RN
    7p - 7a Night shift girl here!
  13. by   JosefVernon Hodgkins
    Any shift as long as I function at my best while taking care of clients.

    -Joe

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