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what area of nursing is 9-5, no w/e and whats the pay like? NY

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Im a student nurse and dont see 12 hour shifts working for me. what areas of nursing offer 9-5 m-f and what is the pay like? Im in the NY area....Long Island, Westchester, Putnam

thanks!

PAERRN20

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

Well you are probably going to have to work shift work as a new nurse to get some experience. Some jobs are 9-5 like occupational health nursing, clinic nursing, outpatient infusion, home health. But these jobs all require experience and most of them also require a BSN.

springRN

Specializes in Acute Rehab/Geriatrics. Has 12 years experience.

When I was a new grad I got a job in a unit in the hospital that worked 8 hour shifts. Once you get experience you could try a position such as a case manager, they usually work M-F shifts, but some do have to cover weekends.

merlee

Has 36 years experience.

Hahahahahahaha!!!! That's what many nurses want. You may need to reconsider your entire career path. How is school working out for you?

Working crazy hours, weekends and holidays are basically what you sign up for when you are a nurse. I'm sorry, I realize that is not the answer you were looking for but it is the truth. You need to get what you can take for the first couple of years and then try: school nursing (you will need extra schooling for this), a private office (many don't hire RNs), out-pt surgery center (many use surgical techs) or endoscopy. I'm not trying to be a wise-*** but didn't you consider this before deciding to go to nursing school?

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

You might be able to get 8 hour days right out of school, but most likely will still have to do weekends. I had a friend in school that wanted days and 8 hours shifts. She got a job in dialysis right out of school.

Most realistically, the closest you'll get is 3-11 at a hospital right out of school.

Maybe change your major to educator or accounting or something?

The first job that came to mind would be an office job. But generally the pay is much much lower and depending on the type of office, you may lose many of the skills you learned in nursing school. While I was in nursing school I worked in a very busy peds office. They only had 1 RN and she made $13/hr. Case management also has the kind of hours you would like, but I can't see a facility hiring a new grad for that position. Good luck!

mmutk, BSN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Emergency Dept, ICU. Has 11 years experience.

Cath labs, specials, operating rooms.

I must have gotten lucky right out of school and I'm very thankful!! I applied to like 6 hospitals, and only one wanted to hire me as a new grad. The rest wanted experience.. grrr. So I started applying to clinic positions... I got hired right away at a large family practice before i graduated. Hours are roughly 830-530 w/ 1 hr lunch. It's not exactly what I want to do, and I'm not thrilled with my environment... it's not a bad job.. just not what I thought it would be i guess. I applied to an endoscopy center before I started working here, and they want me to start working with them. i tried it out for 2 half days and enjoyed it. Hours will be 8/815am-4ish... sometimes earlier, and very rarely later. BUT, I was fully prepared to put in at least a year to hospital nursing and 12 hour shifts when i graduated.

**oh, and the hospital that wanted to hire me was a pretty bad hospital and an hour away... i was offered a job at this office 1st.. thank goodness!

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers connected to hospitals (keeps the pay equivalent to hospital nursing). But experience is almost always required.

April13RN

Specializes in Pediatric Mental Health.

I work 8-4 at a school for autistic children with no weekends. It's not as much clinical experience as I would like but it is extremely rewarding.

porterwoman

Specializes in ABMT. Has 8 years experience.

Public health nursing might be an option. I know NC is hiring public health nurses right out of school and there is a huge need. The same may be true in NY. The pay is significantly less than hospital work, but that's sometimes how it goes with M-F vs. shift work in nursing, especially right out of school. Look into the state's public health system.

manusko

Specializes in critcal care, CRNA. Has 4 years experience.

Operating room is one that can be 8 hrs a day, but you may work 3-11 or something similar. Plus you will have to pull call every month.

I went to school with a girl who said she was not going to work in a hospital because she had "daycare issues". I asked her why she thought nursing was a good fit for her? She did not have a very clear answer and after graduating she finally took a job working 12 hour shifts.

Working 12's comes with the job most of the time and after you get the experience you can work home health and hospice, which have better hours and similar pay.

noahsmama

Specializes in pediatrics, public health.

Public health nursing might be an option. I know NC is hiring public health nurses right out of school and there is a huge need. The same may be true in NY. The pay is significantly less than hospital work, but that's sometimes how it goes with M-F vs. shift work in nursing, especially right out of school. Look into the state's public health system.

This is what I'm doing. I have a couple of co-workers who were hired as PHNs straight out of nursing school, but most PHN positions prefer for you to have experience. I applied for PHN positions straight out of school, got one interview but no job offer, so worked in a peds hospital for a year and a half. I'm actually very glad that this is what happened, even though it was very hard for me as a single parent -- I was on the 3-11 shift, and felt grateful that a) I had a job b) I wasn't working nights and c) I was at a facility that does 8hr shifts, not 12s. I'm really glad for the hospital experience I had and actually kind of wish I could have stuck it out a bit longer -- I feel like 3-5 years of hospital experience would have been a better foundation for my current job, but 1.5 years was hard enough for my family life -- glad I at least have that much though!

In CA you need a BSN to be a PHN -- don't know if that's the case in NY. And yes, most 9-5 M-F nursing jobs pay less than hospital jobs (which is fine with me!).

Good luck!

DizzyLizzyNurse

Specializes in Peds Medical Floor. Has 12 years experience.

I work in a nursing home that is 8 hours a week. But we work every other weekend. Putting up with a crappy schedule is part of the reason nurses are paid as well as they are.

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

I worked at a community health center as a semi-new grad (

The hours were 8-5 except for one day when we had evening clinic, and we worked 12-8 or 9, then Fridays were 8-1:30. I had weekends and holidays off. It was a wonderful schedule but I loved the job so much I'd have worked it with less ideal hours as well.

Let me caution you, as many other have...this is not the norm. I realize how very very fortunate I was to get this; it's as if all the cosmic tumblers clicked into place and made it happen. Certainly apply around, it won't hurt anything. But please know, the norm is NOT having banker's hours as a new grad (at the very least, you'll work some weekends and holidays).

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Im a student nurse and dont see 12 hour shifts working for me. what areas of nursing offer 9-5 m-f and what is the pay like? Im in the NY area....Long Island, Westchester, Putnam

thanks!

I don't mean to sound rude but if you wanted 9-5 M-F no weekends or evenings.....why did you go into nursing?

What area of NY are you in?

I did a brief stint at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown - they generally work 8-6, 4 days a week. Some work 5. Depends on the hours your assigned MD is in office. They're pretty open to part-time and reduced hours as well. Yes, it's a physician's office, but you can get some interesting experience there.

Best of luck no matter what you decide.