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Eight Hour Shifts

Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

Hello all! I am contemplating a move to Illinois, pending the results of my grad school applications this year. I am interested in hospitals in the Chicago area that offer eight hour shifts. I am an ICU registered nurse with 3.5 years of experience in Medical ICU. I also have one year of med-surg/transplant experience. I would ideally love to stay in the ICU. I would even consider PACU or same day surgery. Any assistance with pointing me in the right direction would be extremely helpful. Thank you in advance everyone. Have a great day! 😀


Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

P.S. I am looking for a prn or part time position right now. Thanks. :)

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Specializes in Float Pool - A Little Bit of Everything. Has 6 years experience.

I do not live in that area, but most of the hospitals I worked in as PRN/float pool I wrote my scheduling. So for example, I had to work 48 hours a month at one hospital. I could work 4, 8, or 12 hour shifts, I just selected the time blocks I would work and made sure to meet my monthly minimum. I have worked a lot of float pool/PRN at several hospitals and only in one did I have to work 12 hour shifts, 4 a month. So depending on your wishes, maybe consider a float pool job. In the interviews, I always specified where I wanted to work in the hospital and those were the first places I was oriented too. I found that specialty requests like ICU or ER were always met when I requested because the hospitals had a hard time finding nurses with experience to float to those units.


Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

Awesome! Thanks for your detailed reply. Where are you located if you don't mind me asking? I am in Georgia and everything is typically 12 hour shifts, even prn and float pool positions unless you work in PACU or procedural areas like IR, Endo, or Radiology. I am trying to put feelers out now so that I will have my ducks in a row when it is time for me to move, if I have to move. I would love to work a four hour shift!! I would have no problem meeting my monthly requirements. I am going to keep looking for flex, prn, and float pool positions and see what I come up with. Thanks again.


Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

I worked MICU in Chicago and I'd say most of the positions are 12 hr shifts


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