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Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer? Why? - page 7

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... Read More

  1. Visit  GinaCat profile page
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    I'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.
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    Quote from brian
    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 working your preferred shift?



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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.
  3. Visit  StuartHoulihan profile page
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    I've done days and 2 years on nights. Currently M-F, 9-5. That's the best type of shift pattern for me
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  4. Visit  SunnyPupRN profile page
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    3-11. I hate 12 hour shifts.
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  5. Visit  purplescrubs15 profile page
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    I work nights right now. The extra money is nice and I LOVE not having management there, but I'm also a student and end up frequently having to go to class after working 1845-0715 which sucks. It's also hard being on the opposite schedule of my family and all my friends. I'd probably switch to days if I had the option.
  6. Visit  MMC.RN profile page
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    I definitely prefer days or PMs in a pinch. In all honesty I enjoy working two double shifts and a single every week. I HATE nights! Mostly because I usually end up having a seizure and/or a migraine as it screws up my sleep schedule and I can't take my anticonvulsants. Fortunately, I am only forced to work them a couple times a month and someone typically will split the shift or take it for me.
  7. Visit  Girpat profile page
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    Hi yall
    Im a nurse in the province of quebec and personally i prefer night shift with the family life for now its the best
  8. Visit  tlc365 profile page
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    Night shift so all the day people are outta my way so I can care for my pt. LOL
  9. Visit  SirJohnny profile page
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    Hi all:

    - I definitely LOVE night shift. Kids that I take care of (private duty via agency) are sleeping, and for the most part, so are the parents. I try to get at least 3 to 4 hours of studying done (DNP/FNP school), at night on an 8 hour shift. I make sure
    the parents are ok with me hitting the books, or I won't take the case. Also. most of the nurses at the three agencies I work at want day shift. What I do hate is getting cancelled, which seems to be happening more and more in private duty agency.
    I guess it's due to the summer, and families wanting to get out and get some one-on-one time with their kids.

    - Sometimes, despite the best intentions, I do start nodding off. I have a bottle of diet soda that I will nurse for a few hours. In addition, I'll walk around and stretch. Worse comes to worse, splash water in my face. For the most part, I am wide awake.

    - I used to work LTC, and will never-ever again work another day shift. Too much to do, too little pay. Much less $$$ in LTC than hospital, yet we run around just as much as the hospital nurse (just not as technical, but just as physically intense).
  10. Visit  ohsosarah20 profile page
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    I actually really like night shift, but I don't like working nights because it screws up my body and I become an isolated cranky human. Therefore, I prefer days!
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