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One of my major life goals is to never work full time. Or at least, never work 5 days a week, 40+ hours. I would love to work something like 3 10 hour shifts or maybe 3 12s. I am starting my second semester of an FNP program and am really getting cold feet. Is this kind of schedule likely to find as an FNP? A new grad FNP? I think I've seen those types of hours in the ER, but I have no interest in that.

Thanks for any input!

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anh06005 has 6 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Cardiac, Home Health, Primary Care.

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The urgent cares in my area do 12 hour shifts. I just landed 4 10's in a clinic. Full time yes but I don't mind it because my main issue was working 5 days per week. HATE 5 days per week.

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I work inpatient (ANP) and schedule 7 shifts per pay period. Of course, that means holidays and weekends...

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Riburn3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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My new position is Monday through Thursday 9-5 and a half day Friday. No weekends or call.

After years of doing 3-4 12 hour shifts each week, I can't wait to be on a more "normal" schedule. Although it's 5 days a week, I get to wake up at a resonable hour and also be home at a respectable time to still enjoy my family.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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OP is usually more the M-F 9-5 type thing but in my area you can easily obtain a part-time schedule. If you need full time pay inpatient will be your best bet if you want 10s or 12s but as mentioned this will likely include weekends and holidays.

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allennp has 25 years experience.

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I used to be 12's, 10'sand 8's in a busy UC. Working 12-15,shifts a month, but lots of evenings, and weekends, holidays. Now in a academic center 4 days a week combination of hrs with a total of 80 hrs every two week. Painful part is doing rounds at 0600 or so in the morning......we will see how long I can keep that up!

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BCgradnurse has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

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I do 2 8s and 2 10s and have every Friday off in a private practice. No evenings or weekends either.

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be ready to take a big pay cut because everybody else is going to want that also.

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