Favorite shift to work

Specialties Geriatric


:) Whats yout favorite shift to work in LTC, and why? I am currently worrking day shift and I guess I am just a PM person. To much going on with days. Plus i like to sleep in :)

Defintely eves....too many "office" people during the day trying to be nurses!!!!!


153 Posts

I have worked them all, 2nd is my favorite, I agree with Belinda, I like no office help around! I have also noticed that when I worked nights the adm, DON would come in ready to go (complaining usually) 2nd's they are all ready to go home and get out of there so I don't hear so much complaining.

adrienurse, LPN

1,275 Posts

I don't know. I work 50/50 days/nights. I'm not a morning person, but I miss being able to converse with the residents if I am not working day shift. I also miss being able to discuss matters with the multidisciplinary staff. Nights are good for catching up on charting and other paperwork. Also good for getting studying and research done.

Care Assistant

39 Posts

I only work a day shift but I like the shift I am on tomorrow which is 7am until 3pm. Even though I HATE getting up in the morning, My work is complete by 3pm then I can go home and have the rest of the afternoon/ evening to myself. I also like 8am until 4pm again it gives me time in the evening to relax.


26 Posts

I love second because no Administration around and I like to sleep in. I like first because I usually have the Director to bounce questions around to because I am so insecure in my skills. (Only one nurse in the facilty on second and third)


155 Posts

I like the 3-11 shift. It's busy when I'm fresh, and, as I get tired, it slows down.


52 Posts

I have worked them all and a combination of all of them. But I do have to say I like 11p-7am the best. I use to not like it. I think it was because I was scared of being one of two nurses. But after feeling alittle better when assessment skills and intution, i feel more comfortable. So I will keep on this shift if I can.

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

i liked the 7-3, i liked having my evenings free.


703 Posts

Specializes in PACU.

7-3, I like to have the rest of the day....... even if it means getting up early. I am not a morning person, don't know how i make it to school on time.


279 Posts

I too have worked all shifts. I work days now, but if I had no other responsibilities, I think I would work PM's. I hate 3rd.



69 Posts

My favorite?? DAYS, DAYS, DAYS!! :) I worked third for 8 years, hated every minute of it, but it was really convenient for school. I don't like 3-11 only because I end up staying up really late, sleeping in really late, then wake up just to get ready for work again. Not for me. But I LOVE getting up early in the morning and having the whole day! I LOVE having all those people around during the day! The doctors, PA-C's, dieticians, therapists, social workers, case managers, clergy, etc. are all around when I need them!! I understand why some people don't like the bustle of days, but I love it. Love meeting the patient's family, love talking to the patients themselves! I'm holding on to this shift as long as I can!! LOL :)

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