Working 5 12's for the 1st year as a new this a good idea? - page 3

Hi guys future nurse here. When I graduate from nursing school I plan to work 5 12hr shifts a week for at least the 1st year to gain experience and hone my skills so that I can become a better... Read More

  1. by   Lennonninja
    That would be a *&^%$#@ terrible idea. I've never worked more than 3 12s in a week, and once scheduled myself for 5 night shifts in a row and by the end of it, I felt so brain dead that World War 3 could have started, and I would have had no idea. Don't burn yourself out like this. I didn't even start my RN to BSN program the first year because I felt so overwhelmed that it was all I could do just to make it to work and not cave from the anxiety and stress of being a new nurse.