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Are all jobs shiftwork?

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by ShannonC83 ShannonC83 (New Member) New Member

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So I'm thinking about trying to go back to school to become a nurse but am a little worried how well I'd handle shift work (particularly night shifts).

Are there any jobs in nursing where you don't work shift work and it's more like a normal 8-5 type of job (or along those hours)?

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The easiest job to think of that doesn't require shift work is in MD offices. However, almost any specialized area will require experience and experience can be gained at places that require shift work. You can always specifiy what shifts you are willing to work, but that will limit your options, particularly when you are first starting out. I am partial to starting with night shift because you can learn a lot in a (usually) less stressful environment.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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In the hospitals, the day shift only jobs are hard to get and usually go the seniority route. You can wait years for the one you want.

Office jobs, medi centres and school health/public health programmes are the only ones with day shifts (although the job posting often states must be willing to work evening shifts when required)

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NotReady4PrimeTime has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

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What Fiona said... plus the pay is considerably less.

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