Midnight Nurse VS Dayshift Nurse - page 2
I'm a dayshift nurse now, for 3 yrs. I worked midnights for 8 yrs. Since I've been on dayshift I have noticed a different type of attitude on midnights towards dayshift. Also things have been said... Read More
Jul 30, '02Occupation: Secretary Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 6Hi! My name is Trista, I have one year of high school left and I want to be an E.R Nurse. I wanted to see how you guys and girls went by becoming one and how do you like it. Please help!
Jul 30, '02Occupation: RN, CMSRN employed in a 600 bed Acute Care/Trauma Facility and CNA Instructor for a local Community College Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 459; Likes: 62As Tom said... "the Saga continues".... geeze.
I've worked ALL the shifts... and while I really enjoyed nights... I've noticed my attitude is perkier now that I'm back on days... so maybe that's part of the issue... chemical imbalances related to circadian rhythm changes created when people work when they should be sleeping... :: running away REAL fast, cuz I've noticed some of y'all don't have a sense of humor :: I"M KIDDING!!!! :chuckle
I think it's the old "grass is greener" idea... each shift has their own unique issues that the other shifts don't have... for some, bad feelings just breed under these conditions and you end up with a few bad apples (from EVERY shift) who help perpetuate the myths and stereotypes. I do my job to the best of my ability... I put in a little extra when I can to help the shift before or after me... and when I see the same done for me, I acknowledge it... I rarely acknowledge bad behavior, unless it affects patient care.
Our group actually gets along pretty well... other than the fact that our Night shift is comprised entirely of Travelers... which is frustrating because every 3 months we have to retrain and suffer through the same errors again and again... but that's not the fault of the Travelers....
Jul 30, '02Occupation: Critical Care Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 2,629; Likes: 20Well, my motto is "Only the stars come out at night" I guess you can guess what shift I work.
Jul 31, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
Are the stars out tonight
Jul 31, '02Occupation: 13yrs ED RN with forensic background (SANE) Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 40; Likes: 8Oh Thomas......I have your moon :roll
Aug 1, '02Occupation: Occupational health, and ER presently Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 16; Likes: 2As I see it......Day shift folks are old and experienced, Night shift folks are young and fresh. All shifts have egos that need to be stroked. My dog is better than your dog, She is smarter, prettier, taller, svelter (?), barks louder & pets softer. In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?" I agree with Tiiki, our ER is busy all the time, there is always someone trying to die--always. Night and day. ( Stress would be rampant if it wasn't for the bunch of goofs I work with.)
Aug 2, '02Occupation: ER nurse Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 11; Likes: 3I don't think it matters where you work, wether it be in a nursing home, on the floor, the ER, rehab, etc, you are always going to have the shift bickers. The hospital I work at has the second busiest ER in the state, we see a lot of pt's (as does everyone else these days) and it is just a s busy on days as nights, although the difference lies in the staff and their relationships at night. We are actually friends, we like and help each other. It seems as though the dayers waste a lot of energy fighting against each other, and management.
I have a problem though. I can't imagine ever working anything but nights, however I can't imagine working on days for the above reasons. Eventually the sleep deprivation and altered hormone levels will catch up with me.
Aug 3, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
From deep in the heat of texas
Keep the faith shana, nights are the best