All the cool people work nights! All the cool people work nights! - pg.2 | allnurses

All the cool people work nights! - page 2

You know it's true! What's the BEST thing about working nights (besides the differential)? For me- it is the absolute sense of teamwork. Every job I've ever had on nights, those people became... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
    #13 3
    Quote from tokmom
    I could also turn this around and say only people that can't handle day shift, suits, surgeries and the busy parts of the shift work nights. Touch
    *** Except it would be inaccurate. I am a full time rapid response nurse. We (the two night shift RRT RNs) receive and deal with 68% of all RRT calls. We are based in a trauma unit that receives more admissions, and deals with more emergency surgeries at night than day shift does. So in addition to liking to brown nose the boss and charm the attending, they like the slower pace of day shift.
  2. Visit  Twinmom06 profile page
    #14 2
    I've only been an aide (start working as an RN on Monday!!!) but I agree - I LOVE nightshift! The teamwork during nights is phenomenal - aside from no mgmt, no docs unless its an emergency, no families unless its an emergency etc etc etc...
  3. Visit  texasmum profile page
    #15 0
    I've only been on nights for a six months but now I really hesitate to work a day shift. Family and friends keep asking when I am going to "get" to go on days. They can't understand when I tell them I've already been asked and turned it down! : )
  4. Visit  aachavez profile page
    #16 0
    So I'll be a new grad in September, and pretty much anticipate that I'll end up working nights. This is totally fine with me, Im single and dont have kids so I'm more flexible than others may be, also differential helps a lot. I've willingly worked overnight shifts before, and don't mind it (not in healthcare). So it's good to hear that most of you seem to really like it there.

    What's your shift differential?
  5. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
    #17 0
    At my hospital, it's 17%.

    And I did a research study last year, and an incidental finding was that 90% of my night shift working subjects- work nights by choice. 85% of THEM had spent > 50% of their professional career working nights.
  6. Visit  C-lion profile page
    #18 0
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Agree with what everybody has said so far. I am reluctant to trust the day walkers. I suspect many of them work days so as to be able to brown nose and smooze management for their own gain.

    Personally, I would prefer to NOT have to deal with management during day shift. In-services, leader rounds, case conference...I lose a lot of time that would be better spent elsewhere. Trust me, it doesn't gain me anything.
  7. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
    #19 1
    Quote from C-lion
    Personally, I would prefer to NOT have to deal with management during day shift. In-services, leader rounds, case conference...I lose a lot of time that would be better spent elsewhere. Trust me, it doesn't gain me anything.
    *** I don't doubt it. I was just poking fun at the day walkers.
  8. Visit  anotherone profile page
    #20 1
    I work nights because in part I don't feel like I am able to handle day shift. Nights there is less help, seem to be more emergencies and rrts but I find that a lot easier to deal with than 6 pts needing to be fed 3 meals each plus all the families plus the discharges and trips to endo, etc. On nights we occasionally sit there waiting for a bell on days that NEVER happened.
  9. Visit  anotherone profile page
    #21 1
    Quote from aachavez
    So I'll be a new grad in September, and pretty much anticipate that I'll end up working nights. This is totally fine with me, Im single and dont have kids so I'm more flexible than others may be, also differential helps a lot. I've willingly worked overnight shifts before, and don't mind it (not in healthcare). So it's good to hear that most of you seem to really like it there.

    What's your shift differential?
    50 cents
  10. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #22 1
    My body would love to be a sunnysider but my personality is much better suited to being a sundowner.

    I've worked a number of NOC jobs going all the way back to KP in boot camp. Each and every one has had a much more laid back and zanier feel to it. Better teamwork derived from all being in the same boat.

    Three years as a sundowner and I still struggle to find the right mix of living by day, working by night.

    The one thing that can make NOCs a killer: If it's too quiet. My last ED would sometimes provide several patient-free hours... so dang hard to stay awake and alert. Working in the big, urban ED doesn't present that problem.

    I'll probably not go sunnyside for a very long time, if ever.
  11. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #23 1
    Quote from aachavez
    What's your shift differential?
    First job, 7.5%

    This job, flat $6.00/hr
  12. Visit  Isitpossible profile page
    #24 1
    i just started nocturnal dialysis... I love the camaraderie, there are just the four of us... no drama that plays on days shift... love it!
  13. Visit  tokmom profile page
    #25 5
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Except it would be inaccurate. I am a full time rapid response nurse. We (the two night shift RRT RNs) receive and deal with 68% of all RRT calls. We are based in a trauma unit that receives more admissions, and deals with more emergency surgeries at night than day shift does. So in addition to liking to brown nose the boss and charm the attending, they like the slower pace of day shift.
    Depends on where you work, and not everyone is a RRT nurse. Of course you are going to have a busy night. That is what you do . But to generalize that day shift people only work day shift to brown nose is not fair.

    Maybe you work with brown nosing people. I feel for you. However, most of us run the other way. No fuss, no muss. No politics. Do your job, and go home.

    This post could get into a "My shift is busier than your shift." Yeah right. Worked them all for the last 20 plus years in a variety of hospitals. EVERY shift is busy. People work what they do for personal reasons. It's not for us to judge.

Must Read Topics


close