Quote from FLstudent06
I just read an article that said new RN's need to be prepared to work nights/weekends for quite a while until they get some seniority. Have you found this to be true? Does it depend on what area you work in? Thanks, Mischelle
Now I'm completely picky- I wont work nights, I will not jeporadize my patients health(and mine!) by working nights, and so far I have not had to do it.
When I lived in PA I worked the 3-11 shift in the hospital.
Now that I live in Texas, I work Pediatric home health, and choose my days and hours! I will work anytime between 7am and 11pm, and my company loves how flexible I am with my hours.
It really does depend on the field of nursing you want to go into, and where you work. Its just something you need to be prepared for, or find a way around it by working somewhere else.
Weekend work isnt that bad, I dont mind working weekends. Some people work 3 12 hour shifts on the weekend, and this counts as a full week. Just another option that you may have.
You'll never find a 9-5 nursing job though unless its in a doctors office.
Good luck- most people can adjust to working nights, but some of us, like me, just cant.