RNs if you could... - page 2

by PCGrad06 1,981 Views | 13 Comments

could you please tell me what the life of a rn is really like in a 12 hour shift? i am really excited about l&d and er. however, i would love to hear from all of you. :)... Read More


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    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    I'm very picky about making sure I make not plans or spouse makes no plans for me (he's bad about scheduling a plumper or some other worker to come in on my days to sleep. )
    does the plumper do pillows? that wouldn't be too bad!:chuckle
    sorry couldn't resist!
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    Quote from 2ndgenerationnurse
    does the plumper do pillows? that wouldn't be too bad!:chuckle
    sorry couldn't resist!

    hehehe.........if the plumber did aromatherpy massages then perhaps I wouldn't be so grumpy about it. :chuckle
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    what is ed?
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    Hello, excellent inquiry, which opens varying opinions to be considered. So here's my 2cents... As a new RN, I would lean more toward the traditional 8 hrs and see how that goes, and then as my confidence and experience build, I would re-eval my life situation and then decide if I could handle 12 hr shifts. It sounds real good to have more days off during the work week, but hey, I know there's dread going back in for 12 straight hrs. It's a personal choice of what you think is good for you, however. I just think one can become burned out too soon, facing more challenges than one would working 8hr rotations. Do your 8 and live your 16 daily and with whole days off in between. What you think about that? Think about it... God bless us all.


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