Navy Nurse Hours

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    Can anyone speak about the hours for navy nurses. Particularly in the Southern CA facilities. This applies to med/surg and ICU.

    Are they 12 hour shifts?
    Are they regularly 36 hours/week (3x12 hours)?

    I'm afraid if I join, Uncle Sam will make me work 45+ hours a week average.
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    Quote from 240zRN
    Can anyone speak about the hours for navy nurses. Particularly in the Southern CA facilities. This applies to med/surg and ICU.

    Are they 12 hour shifts?
    Are they regularly 36 hours/week (3x12 hours)?

    I'm afraid if I join, Uncle Sam will make me work 45+ hours a week average.
    It is the military. They can have you work 100+hr weeks if they want. I have never heard of a 36/hr week in the military ever. The normal for floor nurses is 12hr shifts with every other weekend off plus extra duties that for a new company grade officer (O-1-O-3) is about 45-50hrs a week on average.
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    Thank you, you are the third person to shed light on this with similar data.


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