Hi, I'm strongly thinking about going into nursing, but I keep on worrying working nights will be hard on me. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD-primarily inattentive. I function pretty well on a day-to-day basis despite all of it, but I have a harder time than others after a night with little sleep. I also have a hard time taking naps during the day, so all of this makes me worried how I'd do on nights.
Is this something you just have to try and see if you can handle? What would your advice be for me?
Also, I keep hearing people mention they have a "rotating schedule", what exactly does this mean?
Thanks everyone, I realize it'll be a while before I'd actually have to deal with this (i haven't even applied to nursing school
yet!), but it's something that makes me hesitant about nursing as a career. Also, I might try and get a part-time CNA or PCA job, and this would probably come up for that too.