12 Hour Shifts - page 5

Does anyone else have issues with working 12 hour shifts? I have been a nurse for four years and I am still exhausted from working 12 hours (not to mention doing two or more in a row). I know, I... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by stressedlpn
    i wk 3 12s in a row fri/sat/sun. and love it...
    i am just the opposite. i don't like doing the 3-12s in a row. two is plenty for me.
  2. by   GPatty
    I have worked 12's before as a CNA...it wasn't bad going in at 3am and getting off at 3pm. But as a nurse, my shift will be 7p-7a...I'll have to let you know if I'm still alive. I plan on working Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays because of school....wonder how I'll do?
  3. by   deespoohbear
    I love my 12's!! But two in a row is about all I can do. I will do 3 in a row if it means more days off in a row or something like that. I work 7a-7p. I love having those extra days off. It is like getting a mini-vacation without using any vacation time. I have been on "official" vacation this past week and return to work on Monday. I work Mon & Tues, then off until the weekend. Love it. I also used to do the Mon-Fri thing 8-4:30 and hated it. It was a pain in the butt when I or one of my kids needed to go to the dentist, eye doctor, or whatever. Now I usually have time to schedule those routine things. As long as my body can do the 12's, I will do them.