Quote from carachel2
At the real Baylor (and the other Baylor hospitals) it involves just two TWELVE HOUR shifts. My gosh, when did a 16 hr shift ever get approved as a safe thing to do ?
People have been working "doubles" (double (16-hour) shifts) since time immemorial. Not something you'd want to do every day
, but a "safe thing to do" once in a while.
Years ago, on order to be able to pursue the subspecialty I wanted, I worked for a few years at a facility two hours from my home -- I worked a modified Baylor plan consisting of 16 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday (7a - 11p). I stayed over Saturday night, so I only drove one round trip each week. Worked 32 hours, got paid for 40 and got full benefits, and looooooved having a two-day workweek! Sure, the weekends themselves were demanding and tiring, but I had the whole rest of the week to rest up. Went back to school and finished a BSN during that time, since I had so much free time.