Commute time to hospital job

  1. Hello everyone. I'm curious to know how far you currently drive from home to your job at the hospital. Thanks.
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  3. by   Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    One hour and 50 minutes.

    Yes, I am serious.
    No, I'm not quitting my job.
    Yes, I'm actually okay with it.
    No, I don't want to move.
    Yes, I understand that you would never, ever commute that far.

    **Just answering a sampling of the questions I get when people hear my answer...
  4. by   KelRN215
    I am employed by a hospital but I rarely go there and, when I do, I take public transportation. The hospital is approximately 8 miles from my house. I am community based and work from home as well as visit patients in their homes. Since our program has to cover the entire state between 4 people, our territories are rather large. My farthest away patients live about 50 miles from my home but I get paid mileage and I only have to see each patient once/month. The office where we have our weekly meetings is ~ 10 miles from my house.

    When you live in a city, though, distance is not necessarily related to commute time. It took me just as long yesterday to get to a patient who lives 9 miles from my house as it did to get to one who lives 45 miles away the other day.
  5. by   NICU Guy
    20 minute drive, most of the time is getting from house to highway.
  6. by   CrunchRN
    35 minutes
  7. by   ICUman
    20-25 minute drive.
  8. by   Davey Do
  9. by   klone
    8 minutes
  10. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    25 minutes. But parking is a nightmare.
  11. by   sallyrnrrt
    38 mins
  12. by   K+MgSO4
    45 min. However the hospital precinct is about to enter 5 years of construction for MetroTunnel so I dread to think what it is going to do. Once that is finished I may do public transport as the train will literally stop on hospital grounds.
  13. by   LalalaurenRN
    50 minutes and it is dreadful. I have to glue my eyelids open on the drive home from my night shift.
  14. by   DowntheRiver
    30-35 minutes to work when I leave between 6 am and 7 am. I never leave later than that because traffic gets too bad.

    40-45 minutes to home when I leave between 3 pm and 3:30 pm. 60 minutes when I leave between 5 pm and 5:30 pm.

    I have two early days and two late days so I don't mind doing two late days since it is only two.