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I LOVE being a night nurse.... not having to "deal" with administration except through email, or doctors unless I call them... our worlds maybe be different... but I will never work day time... I have done it once.. and never again.
A motto I picked up years ago... "Night Nurses.... keeping them alive till 0705." I love my day shift coworkers... but I think it takes a special kind of person to put up with THAT kind of hell. There is a special kind of person to work our shift as well... I work a ICE/CCU and Step down unit in Kentucky... and all kinds of holy hell comes unglued at night... I just don't need admins mucking up my job when it does... you admin... I will nurse.
There is however that special hour... between 2 and three... when all the ativan and ambien craziness is slowing down for about 45 min... lol and no meds to pass till 3... that the quiet happens.. and if we are lucky... we may get to eat dinner during that time... however if your a Friday or Sunday night.. not gonna happen.. cause Admissions will come and take your dinner away...LOL
I love my night shift as well as my partners in crime! some of the best nurses I know...
I'm currently in a BSN program and I work the night shift as a CNA. After I'm done I hope to work the night shift as a nurse. I said I'd never work nights but I really enjoy it now and hope to enjoy it as a nurse too.