typical shift schedules?

  1. 0 Hi Everyone,

    I live in Metro Detroit (Dearborn Heights) MI. I was told to post my questions here about this since this issue can change depending on your region....

    I was wondering what a "typical" schedule is for a new RN. I don't know what are of nursing I'd be in. Maybe hospital or LTC. I'd just like any info I can get!!!

    3 12 hour shifts
    4 10 hour shifts
    5 8 hour shifts, etc

    Also I wonder if they give you all nights or all days or all afternoons (and what would they call that anyway?) I just don't know if I could be switching days/nights/afternoons all the time and still be good at my job.

    If it isn't obvious yet, I am just a student at this point. LOL.

    Any info that any of you can give about common shift issues I would appreciate hearing about....

  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  goodgalpal profile page

    About goodgalpal

    From 'Metro Detroit MI'; 36 Years Old; Joined Jul '08; Posts: 37; Likes: 6.

    4 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  jenrninmi profile page
    Hi, I've mostly seen 3 12's in hospitals. Although, I have seen 5 8's. When I did home care, it was 5 8's. I forgot how much I hated working 5 days a week though (even though it was days and very few weekends or holidays). Give me 3 12's any day instead. Usually I see 7p-7a or 7a-7p.
  5. Visit  oguesswhat profile page
    I have seen mostly 12 hour shifts while in clinicals. Usually 7 to 7 as well.
  6. Visit  nrsang97 profile page

    I live in Dearborn Heights as well.

    I have seen the usual 7a-7p and 7p-7a 12 hour shifts and as well 5 8 hour shfits. Days 7a-3p, pm 3p-11p, then 11p-7a.

    Also Oakwood has some crazy shfits. I can't remember all those that they have, but I have worked there 3p-3a, 3a-3p, 7p-7a, 7a-7p, days 7a-3p, pm 3p-11p.

    As a new nurse probably midnights. However they hire sometimes on days when current staff has been offered days and no one wants it. I wouldn't expect to be hired on days anywhere. Most are hired on the off shift.

    I have also seen advertisements that Providence has 10 hour shifts. I don't know how that would work.

    I currently do the 3 12 hour shifts. I hated 5 days a week.
    goodgalpal likes this.
  7. Visit  ZooMommyRN profile page
    I work 3 12s a week but I back/front load do I work 6 days in a row then have 8 off, I pouch upa few 8 hr shifts at a nursing home for fun money

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.