I'm an rn student (6 mos. to go) i can't see myself dealing w/ the total chaos of the day shift floor for very long after graduation? is night shift more tolerable ....pace/choas wise? or is it just as crazy!
during my clinicals staff & students are running around like chickens w/ their heads cut off......does this sound like night shift also, NOT including an emergency?
i figure if i can't stand floor nursing i could get a year in at least and do home health, but a year of day shift might kill me! HELP, is night shift better or am i kidding myself? (I have multiple sclerosis & literally can't stand the pace!)
I've always chosen to work nights for the very reasons you mention. Some units keep pretty busy throughout the night--critical care comes to mind. And L&D and postpartum--the babies can't tell time. But for the most part, even on the busier units, you aren't trying to do your job in the middle of a freeway.
If your body can adjust to nocturnal hours, night shift is great. I personally can't handle days.
Good luck to you.
Last edit by rn/writer on Nov 14, '06
Oct 9, '06
Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Oct 9, '06
: Reason: Butchered my thoughts. . . .