Nursing specialties: the hours & schedules that accompany it

  1. Hello all!

    I would like to know the hours and schedules of typical nursing specialties. At a birthday party on Monday a friend mentioned to me that OR RN's typically have M-F, 8-5 shifts. Cancer hospitals have the same as well. Can anyone put some truth to any of this? What are some other specialties and the hours? Which ones stay to a 12 hour shift?

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  3. by   Tweety
    Our OR RNs have to be there much earlier than 8, and many work all hours into the evening. In fact we have a 24-hour crew in our OR. So it depends on where you work I suppose.

    Hospitals have a lot of 12-hour shifts regardless of the specialty. Our Cancer Clinic does have pretty good hours though for nurses, if you like working five days in a row.

    There's good and bad to all shifts.

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