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I feel like I have little quality of life. I only work 3-4 12 hr shifts a week, but I have a 2 hr commute tagged on to it. I work every other weekend and get 2 -3 days off in a row between work. I... Read More

  1. Visit  Roxy518 profile page
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    Home health is not what ppl think it is u basically work all the time like previous users stated..I'm a home health nurse and hate it so much I want out and am applying everywhere to get out...I'm also still a fairly new nurse so it makes my search harder but home health with all the paperwork traveling (it starts to get to you) working everyday mon-fri you basically have no life I get constant emails and the paperwork is just so much it can be annoying now I'm lucky because we have laptops but not all agencies are like that...oh and you get calls on your days off the phone always is ringing but that's just my take on it...I get salary and paid 30 hrs a week but really I work more than 30 hours a week that's where they get you...good luck didn't realize post was old
  2. Visit  RN4life08 profile page
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    Quote from Roxy518
    Home health is not what ppl think it is u basically work all the time like previous users stated..I'm a home health nurse and hate it so much I want out and am applying everywhere to get out...I'm also still a fairly new nurse so it makes my search harder but home health with all the paperwork traveling (it starts to get to you) working everyday mon-fri you basically have no life I get constant emails and the paperwork is just so much it can be annoying now I'm lucky because we have laptops but not all agencies are like that...oh and you get calls on your days off the phone always is ringing but that's just my take on it...I get salary and paid 30 hrs a week but really I work more than 30 hours a week that's where they get you...good luck didn't realize post was old
    I'm not sure if you would like floor nursing any better... it gets pretty crazy at times. I think its definitely think it's good experience and much needed! I guess there are pros and cons yo both. Been a floor nurse for past 4 yrs and I'm definitely ready for a change! I'm starting with a hh agency on 7/8 and Im hoping its a good fit! Pay is an increase for me and I only have to do 50pt every two weeks. Good luck with your search
  3. Visit  calivianya profile page
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    I don't know what your experience looks like, but the infusion room jobs where I am are one of two shifts: 7a-3p or 9a-5p. Those are pretty regular hours, but they require oncology experience. It seems like a really sweet job, though.
  4. Visit  Flatlander profile page
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    Most 12 hr shift jobs are for 64 or 72 hrs per week. If you do five 8 hr shifts you might find that the pay works out the same. Also the regular schedule and ability to have evenings every night with your family could save money in the long run (think meals, sitters, etc). You would also have most holidays off and regular vacation time.

    Someday will nurses revolt and give up the 12 hr dream (which really only benefits the employer)?
  5. Visit  Jensmom7 profile page
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    Quote from Flatlander
    Most 12 hr shift jobs are for 64 or 72 hrs per week. If you do five 8 hr shifts you might find that the pay works out the same. Also the regular schedule and ability to have evenings every night with your family could save money in the long run (think meals, sitters, etc). You would also have most holidays off and regular vacation time.

    Someday will nurses revolt and give up the 12 hr dream (which really only benefits the employer)?
    Um...sorry, but no one is scheduled for 6 12-hour shifts/week. Perhaps what you mean is 72 hours/pay period. That would be 3 shifts/week.

    I left hospital nursing before 12-hour shifts became the norm, so I really can't give OP a personal opinion. However, from what I've heard, people either love them or hate them.

    As far as the best jobs for combining work and family? That can be kind of a crap shoot, but if you can fall into a M-F 9-5, no weekend, no holiday, minimal to no on-call...that could do it.
  6. Visit  BirkieGirl profile page
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    i have two kids and have worked in an outpatient setting their entire lives.

    i now work 5 days, but once upon a time i worked 4 10's. NEITHER one is great with kids. i have had to sacrifice a lot of 'mom' opportunities over the years for things like conferences, evening drug rep dinner presentations (A TON of those), travel to and from clinics we serve in outlying areas, training meetings, etc. Although i really once enjoyed this position, the type of role that i do is not at all conducive to having kids.

    i am actually in the process of going back to a night shift bedside job for more flexibility.

    i don't know if there is a perfect answer it depends a lot on if you need benefits, if your SO can help, and what their schedule is...like others have said, if you don't need to carry the benefits like many of us do, then go per diem. at many facilities, per diem nurses can pretty much work whatever they want, whenever they want. there are lots of options in a role like that. AND, if you can manage to get per diem into the resource pool (float nurses) then you can REALLY have great options.

    school nursing is nice, in my area though there are few, and on the last day of school they ALL get a lay off slip for the summer- read NO pay or benefits etc over the summer- and they are all told that only if the budget meets it's needs for the following school year will they be called back. that would be WAY too stressful for me.

    there are LOTS of options out there. think outside the box. network and try to meet other nurses who work nontraditional jobs and you may find options you haven't even thought of. good luck!
  7. Visit  f1j1nurse profile page
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    Quote from Jensmom7
    Um...sorry, but no one is scheduled for 6 12-hour shifts/week. Perhaps what you mean is 72 hours/pay period. That would be 3 shifts/week.

    I left hospital nursing before 12-hour shifts became the norm, so I really can't give OP a personal opinion. However, from what I've heard, people either love them or hate them.

    As far as the best jobs for combining work and family? That can be kind of a crap shoot, but if you can fall into a M-F 9-5, no weekend, no holiday, minimal to no on-call...that could do it.

    I don't know..I have done 15 doubles (16 hours a day) in a row three years ago and went exempt on that check to pay half my loans off - I know illegal right....but when you are new out of school going through a divorce and work for a private company in corrections, anything is possible

    Currently work for the State, 7am-3pm, M-F, weekends off and Holidays off (and paid). Works pretty well for us at the moment.

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