Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer? Why? - page 7
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There are pros and cons to choosing a preferred nursing shift. But what is right? I mean - if you haven't tried it how will you know. What is your current working shift? Do you like it? What are the pros and cons of... Read More
- 0Sep 21, '12 by feline.pawsSomehow working nights means being away from managers that don't do much but look over everything you do. In our area, there is a closer knit of staff that work together as a team compared to day shift. i have been working from 7p to 7a for the past 13 + years and the only regret I have is that days off are spent sleeping instead of doing something else. I am a mom and I get to be home when my child comes from school...have time for homework and by the time I leave the house for work, we had dinner already.
- 2Sep 25, '12 by mlimogesI work mainly evenings (3-11) and nights (11-7 or 7-7 depending vehicle job) and I have to say I prefer it! I'm not a fan of days, solely because I've never been a good "night sleeper" and when I know I have to be awake early my body wakes me up every hour thinking I'm going to be late! And then I'm dog tired for my shift
- 0Sep 27, '12 by GinaCatI'm sure other places of work are similar- day shift has a LOT more paperwork. MDs in all day long entering new orders to be done, family members with many questions, and insulin/revela w/ every meal for some patients.
so! with that said, i like night shift. cut all that out, and I have time to really focus on care, charting, and reading the progress notes. i give day nurses a ton of credit. i also wouldn't give up having time to do CNA work. I used to be an aid and I feel like night shift allows more time w/ the patients.
- 0Sep 28, '12 by Catch22PersonifiedQuote from brianThere are pros and cons to choosing a preferred nursing shift. But what is right? I mean - if you haven't tried it how will you know.
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I'm pretty pale and I have a slight Vit D deficiency so yeah I work nights. Nights was a good stepping stone for me and it allowed me to interact with my coworkers. My problem with nights is I feel like days scrutinizes my work so much and the social implications of being the whole world revolving around the daywalkers.