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  1. 0 Just curious, does working Mon thru Fri make you feel less of a nurse?I work in a rehab center with e/o weekend. My coworkers say they would feel like they weren't a nurse if they worked those hours. What do you think??
  2. 19 Comments

  3. Visit  Cohiba profile page
    Perhaps you could reflect on their comments while you spend a pleasant weekend with your family/friends as they're schlepping off to work on a Saturday?
    Last edit by Cohiba on Jun 29, '13
  4. Visit  mvm2 profile page
    I don't think your co workers make sence at all. If you are working as a nurse you should feel like a nurse. Who cares what hours, and what days you work. That has nobearing on feeling like you are a nurse. It is the place, and the work you do that make you a nurse not the hours. That's crazy.
    Altra likes this.
  5. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    Do YOU feel like a nurse....'nuff said.

    Seriously, I don't know how no weekends would make one feel less of a nurse...They may like working three days versus five days-I know I would-I like four days off...but I have, and I like weekends off, really doesn't make a difference, hence my first line...let them rotate on those weekends, while you get your weekends off.
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    As long as the state board of nursing says I'm a nurse, I'll continue to feel like a nurse regardless of the hours I choose to work.

    A person is not a lesser type of nurse because (s)he might have a Monday through Friday schedule.
    silverbat, KimberlyRN89, Marshall1, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
    They're probably jealous.
    Marshall1, sjalv, Meriwhen, and 2 others like this.
  8. Visit  T-Bird78 profile page
    I work M-F, no evenings, no weekends, no holidays, and still feel 110% like a nurse.
    Marshall1, One1, and sistasoul like this.
  9. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    Don't you know real nurses work every other weekend and do swing shifts and only work at the bedside? Anything less and you're not really a nurse.
  10. Visit  Caffeine_IV profile page
    I think that makes no sense. A nurse is not defined by their work schedule/hours of work.
  11. Visit  Aurora77 profile page
    Why would you be less of a nurse? You have a license, you are a nurse.
  12. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
    Are you doing the work of a nurse?
    I think your coworkers are jealous. I'm not sure why. I worked day shift med-surg 7-3 with few weekends or other shifts for a year and the workload just about killed me.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
  13. Visit  mclennan profile page
    I've been an RN for 7 years and always worked M-F, 9-5. My whole career. Last I'm a nurse!
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Jun 30, '13
    Marshall1 likes this.
  14. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    :: glances up at license and certs on the wall ::
    Lessee now, I haven't worked weekends (or bedside) for a long time, still pulling in a paycheck, yep...still a nurse. Your friends are full of (it).
    KimberlyRN89 and KelRN215 like this.