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This is a discussion on Day shift or night? Starting to doubt myself... in Medical-Surgical Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... So I recently graduated and just accepted a job on a M/S floor. I didn't think I was going to be...by C-lion Sep 11, '12So I recently graduated and just accepted a job on a M/S floor. I didn't think I was going to be able to find a day shift but the manager just called me and said she does have one. I was thrilled because I have had periods of insomnia for years, and wasn't sure I'd be able to adjust to nights. However, now I am wondering if I made the wrong choice after reading so many comments about nights being easier for new grads.
Anyone care to weigh in on this? I don't even know if it's too late to call her and change to nights...
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- Sep 11, '12 by DutchRN09I would not work nights, and didn't even as a new grad. Days may be busier (not that nights are quiet), but if you prefer days, you'll do fine. There is orientation, preceptors and opportunities to learn. Apply yourself, have a postive attitude, be willing to do things that you know how to do, for instance if you know how to make a bed, offer to do that, and if you are asked if you want to do something you have never doen, say something like: show me how and I will next time while you watch me. Make sure that if there is a check off list that you and your preceptor work on completing it together, and express interest in learning new things. Be postive and optimistic, and be yourself , you will do fine.
- Sep 11, '12 by liveyourlife747I started on days from the get go. If you are a day person you will get used to the hussle and bustle of the day shift. There are advantage of days: Mds are awake, pharmacy is fully staffed, lab is in, Etc. Take the job!
- Sep 13, '12 by SunnysidegirlI started on evening shift.Which, for my floor is the busiest shift.I now work 12 hour days and like it.It is busy but time goes by quick and like the post above M.D.'s are available and most of the time you can talk with them in person when they make their rounds.
Day shift is easier on your body than nights too.I say go for it! : )
- Sep 14, '12 by C-lionThanks, all!