I am starting a job as a new nurse in July on a cardiac stepdown unit, my schedule is three 12's permanent days. I am aware that alot of times as a nurse you really work 13 or even 14 hours, so do you get compensated for those extra hours? In other words, do you actually punch in and out or if you show up are you just paid for those 12 hours you are scheduled for? I suppose I could ask my employer, but seems like an awkward question to ask before I even start.
Thanks so much!