For all of you night nurses - page 2

This question is directed to permanent night nurses. Do any of you have problems with mixing up words, you know what you are saying, but the right words don't come out? It drives me crazy.... Read More

  1. by   Karen_tn_37211
    I work days and have the same problems. Go figure.
  2. by   nursemary9

    And all this time I thought it was because of my age!!!
  3. by   iliang
    I've been working nights for a full month now and gee you are right..i always mess my atm pin putting the pin number for the access door in my unit..huh :uhoh21: you should see my face when i am in a grocery line and i am trying to figure out what the damn pin is!!!
  4. by   allevi
    This is exactly what happens to me. The not being able to figure out what to say good morning or good night is always weird to me. Especially when you continue to tell your patients good night at 4 or 5 am.
  5. by   we_rn
    I work the 7p-7a shifts every Saturday and Sunday in long term care. You could not pay me any amount of money to work any other shift. I have not had problems with mixing up words. But then I am only up over night two days per week. Regardless, some one has to be there for the patients. If nights are not your thing don't work them. If you have no choice then try to work with your nursing administration to make this an easier experience. They may have to rethink how schedules are arranged or pay a staff dedicated to working nights more money. That is what my facility does. Further, getting good sleep during the day is key and suggestions about how to do this have been posted on this board in the past. It is up to you to control your environment at home. While working nights can be difficult for some it is not impossible to adjust. You just have to be proactive about it.
  6. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    So it's not just because I'm a new nurse, starting out on nights?