Quote from Honeybee737
I am a recent graduate (May '12), and was fortunate enough to be hired into a Hospice inpatient unit. I was originally prn, but was offered a full-time nights posistion which I happily accepted, knowing that I am very much a day person. I'm asking for advice on how to transition into nights...ie: any sleep tips, etc. I truly want to be successful and hope that I can learn flip back and forth from work to home life. Thanks all!
I have worked nights for about two yrs on a Med/Surg floor. I usually stay up late the night before the start of my 3 12s, and then try to only sleep for a few hrs during the day after working my last 12hr shift for the week. It sort of works, I find myself rarely being able to get up early after that last day. Also, I usually stay up until 2-3AM on my days of and then sleep in late. Some are better at "flipping" than others, but the current situation works for me and my wife who is also a nurse and works the same shift. It all depends on your home life.