bay area hospitals?


Does anybody have experience working in san francisco area hospitals especially UCSF? I'm interested in working for a teaching hospital. I have heard some good things about UCSF but I also heard that they require rotating shifts. Any info is appreciated.

MA Nurse

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Specializes in NICU, Telephone Triage.

I looked into working at UCSF's NICU. I was told it is required you work a day/night rotating schedule. That was the reason I wouldn't go there. A nurse I know who works there thinks it's good that they do that because it covers their butts. They did say you can switch shifts with people, but I'm not sure how easy that is.

If you are a new nurse, you can expect to work nights at most bay area hospitals. Children's Hospital Oakland is a good teaching hospital, but you will be on nights more than likely, and working holidays for a long time because nurses never leave.

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