So basically I'm looking for other nurses that work steady nights in the OR that can offer some encouragment. I have been on steady nights in the operating room for close to three years now and recently I have heard from my coworkers and even from managment that the nurses on daylight are complaining that the night shift doesn't do anything. It just really hurts that the daylight feels that the night shift doesn't contribute anything worth while to the unit. They say things like "they just sit around and socialize" or "they're so lazy." I mean, who do they think sets up all the rooms for the next day and irons out any issues with the next days elective schedule? Did I forget to mention we are a level 1 trauma center and the night shift nurses have to be ready for anything?! I just want to know that other nurses feel the same way and deal with similar attitudes from the daylight OR crew. Thanks!
It's so funny to read this, because the day shift nurses here at my job think the same thing about us. What's even funnier is that I thought it too...until I started working nights. We also set up the rooms, get all the equipment needed for the cases, and do any cases that come through the door. I just remind them that I've worked places where we didn't operate 24/7, and that dayshift nurses had to get their stuff themselves. They politely "shut up".
Last edit by kguill975 on May 25, '12
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