How much vacation time do you get?

  1. Hi All,

    I am a nursing student right now but I work full time at a hospital... I work in an administrative position. I currently get 24 vacation days a year. Yes, a lot... and I love it.

    My question to all of you is... as a nurse... how many vacation days do you get? I love that I get so many vacation days and I will hate it if when I become a nurse I get less vacation days.

    Thanks!

    (Edit: Oh, I also want to ask... how long have you been working at your job to get that much vacation time? Did you get it automatically when you started your job?)
    Last edit by NY Nurse on Aug 14, '06
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Depends on how much I work. I accrue PTO hours according to how many hours worked in a pay period.....pretty steady for full timers, can vary for parttimers or if overtime is worked.
  4. by   mercyteapot
    Six weeks a year starting this year, whoopty do.
  5. by   NY Nurse
    Quote from TazziRN
    Depends on how much I work. I accrue PTO hours according to how many hours worked in a pay period.....pretty steady for full timers, can vary for parttimers or if overtime is worked.
    What is considered Part-time? How many hours/days?

    So, if part time... how many vacation days?
    So, if full-time... hom many vacation days?
    Thanks!
  6. by   NY Nurse
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Six weeks a year starting this year, whoopty do.
    That's great! How many years did it take to get six years? How long have you been a nurse? Thanks!
  7. by   StNeotser
    four weeks.
  8. by   deleern
    I get 37 days and this is just my 2nd year... Hoorah!!!
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TazziRN
    Depends on how much I work. I accrue PTO hours according to how many hours worked in a pay period.....pretty steady for full timers, can vary for parttimers or if overtime is worked.
    Same here.
  10. by   NY Nurse
    So far from all your posts I am feeling much better. I was worried that I was going to get less vacation time. I have worked in the hospital setting (in administration) for about eight years now and just two years ago was I brought up to 24 days instead of 2 weeks. I was afraid of losing all those day... so, I am really happy you're all saying you have lots of vacation time.

    Keep the posts coming... still really interested in how many days you all get. Thanks!
  11. by   suebird3
    Vacation? What is a vacation? I know I can take one, but......something always comes up.

    I get about 3 weeks.

    Suebird
  12. by   BittyBabyGrower
    4 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick, 4 floating holidays.
  13. by   gonzo1
    vacation time is relative. if you work agency or travel nurse you have much flexibility in off time. I get about 24 days per year, plus boss will let you have some time off without pay if needed
  14. by   NY Nurse
    Quote from BittyBabyGrower
    4 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick, 4 floating holidays.
    I get unlimited sick time now. If I go down to 2 weeks sick time I will surely miss that. It is really nice knowing that if I need time to go to my doctor appointments I don't need to take it from a sick time balance.

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