8 pts on a med/surg floor seems rather high to me. I don't know what your acuity is, but six is my max and I really prefer 4-5!
Our 6a-6:30 pm goes something like this
06-0630: Obtain report
0630-0830: Do accuchecks, insulin, assess pt's, chart
0830-0900: Continue the above, and give report in disposition rounds, While waiting, seeing to pt's, hanging IV's, pain meds, etc.
0900-1000: Start 1000 meds, do morning care, assessments continue, walk pt's dressing changes, etc...
1130-1200 Meds, accuchecks, insulin, usually dcin'g pts and getting admits by now, but can come at anytime from 0600 on.
12-1400: Same as above, passing meds again at 1400 and pain meds.
14-1630: Yada..yada..charting, etc..Again doing accuchecks at 1630 and insulin prn.
1730-1800: Getting ready to go into report at 1800, so hopefully wrapping up charting and praying an admit doesn't show up at 1800!!