How many hours per week (avg) do you work these days? - page 2

Do long hours of work still exists today? How many hours per week (avg) do you work? Do you see medical facilities in your area reducing or increasing hours? Click Like if you enjoyed... Read More

  1. Visit  RNMom2010 profile page
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    I work about 16hrs a week in my PRN position and am open to working up to 24. No more than that though!
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  2. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    I work 36 hours a week, sometimes less if I get cancelled. There aren't a lot of overtime opportunities on my floor, except for the occasional call 2 hours before and I like to have a heads up if I need to work that day/night.
  3. Visit  proud nurse profile page
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    I'm still on orientation, but I've been averaging about 36 hours a week. I hear staffing asking people about 15 minutes into their shift if they can do a double. My hospital also mandates overtime. Apparently 2nd shift is the hardest to staff, so I'm sure I'll get called quite often to come in early for my noc shift position.

    Then on the flipside, there's something called low census which nurses put themselves down for. Don't understand that one, because it never fails it's so hectic when it's low census.. I'd rather they staff someone and let them go home than to not have anyone and get swamped.
  4. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from That Guy
    Thats why I love my department. We staff for what might come in, not what is there. I havent had on call ever since moving to the ER. It is awesome.
    Your ER must not have much of an issue with boarding pts waiting for beds upstairs. During the week my ER is routinely boarding double digit pts, for anywhere from 12-36hrs. The other ER's in my town are the same way, and from what I have heard our ER actually has less boarders than other ER's in town. The one ER tends to board around 40 pts a day during the week.

    So yeah, when we are boarding they are calling ER nurses as well as med-surg nurses to see if anyone wants some OT boarding.
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I'm an APN and routinely work 50-60 hours. And...if I want a week off, I work more than that - lol.
  6. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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    I'm Head Nurse in an Alzheimer's assisted living home and work 40 hours per week. No overtime unless it is approved by management. right now I am Mon-Fri. but hoping to get a weekend or two next schedule so I can split those days up. It's very tiring working 5 days in a row without a break in between.
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  7. Visit  NJnewRN profile page
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    40 to 60 depends. If I have the energy to do OT. If not I just enjoy my free time.
  8. Visit  HoustonCAPi profile page
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    i work two jobs, 24 on one and 40 on others so lets say 60 a week
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  9. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Quote from ChristineN
    Your ER must not have much of an issue with boarding pts waiting for beds upstairs. During the week my ER is routinely boarding double digit pts, for anywhere from 12-36hrs. The other ER's in my town are the same way, and from what I have heard our ER actually has less boarders than other ER's in town. The one ER tends to board around 40 pts a day during the week.

    So yeah, when we are boarding they are calling ER nurses as well as med-surg nurses to see if anyone wants some OT boarding.
    I have never boarded any pts nor have I seen us board any. So we are lucky in that regard too. We arent largest ER or hospital but it just hasnt been an issue yet
  10. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    I'm scheduled for 24 but work 36 most weeks.
  11. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    I still haven't seeing the first episode of Mad Man!!! and I have recorded the entire volume from the beginning to present date.
  12. Visit  kat von b profile page
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    At least 40 hours. Have been doing 8's but switch to 10's next week. They are cutting back on staff and OT but you can't stop traumas so I'm sure my hours will only increase.
  13. Visit  AnnersPSHMC profile page
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    36 hours. That's it. OT if I want it- but no mandates. Go Penn State Hershey Med Center!

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