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unsure what to do - page 2

I'm sorry to come on to here to complain. I just was hoping to get some advice from people who have been in my shoes. I have been working as an RN for about a year and a half. At this point, I... Read More

  1. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    I think part of the problem is some or most nurses liking 12s, then you have like a quarter or third of nurses who want 8s. Well, that becomes an issue when you have to schedule people. If you have a bunch of nurses who want 12s, where do you put that person who wants 8s? It seems like it is an all our nothing thing. Either everyone does 12s or everyone does 8s. I think it's something that needs to be brought up in a staff meeting and maybe management can get everyone's opinion and go from there.
  2. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    It sounds like you're a bit crispy. Take a vacation if you can. Changing shifts might help. Or starting a new hobby that has nothing to do with nursing. Exercise may help. Or journalling. Good luck!
  3. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    I think part of the problem is some or most nurses liking 12s, then you have like a quarter or third of nurses who want 8s. Well, that becomes an issue when you have to schedule people. If you have a bunch of nurses who want 12s, where do you put that person who wants 8s? It seems like it is an all our nothing thing. Either everyone does 12s or everyone does 8s. I think it's something that needs to be brought up in a staff meeting and maybe management can get everyone's opinion and go from there.
    I've worked units where 12s and 8s co-exist. It takes the scheduler a little longer to make the schedule BUT it worked. Here was the nice thing - there were a couple of unfilled four hour slots every week which translated into short, manageable OT hours for those who wanted OT but didn't want an entire extra 12 hour shift. Our PRN people were WAY more likely to pick up as it did not require committing to giving up and entire day as a 12 hour shift would. I loved it and wish I could work in that system (but not that hospital) again.
    Altra likes this.


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