Can some of you, whether full time or part time, tell me what hours you work? I know it's going do differ greatly with everyone... but I'm just curious to hear from some of you on this. Are you full or part time? Do you have a "set" schedule each week, or does it rotate? What are your hours? Do you have to put in OT on a regular basis? Do you work in a hospital, Dr's office or other? Do you work weekends & holidays?
I am not an RN or even a student yet, but am determined that I will be! And no, I don't have any particular expectations as far as hours I'd like to work. But a friend who's dating an RN told me that no matter where I get a job, I'm going to have to work every other weekend plus most holidays. I'm not worried about it, I'll do what I have to do. I'm sure at some (maybe even most) jobs that's true, but I'd like to hear from some of you on this - I just don't think that would be true in all jobs.
Not that something like that is going to change my mind about becoming a nurse! Even if my friend is correct, I'd rather hear about it from nurses, rather than from someone who's dating a nurse.
OK people, tell me what your schedule is like!
Mar 2, '03
Full-time 12 hr nights (7p-7a), four days a week one week, three the next. I work every other weekend until after Easter, then I'll go to every third weekend (I'll be one year out of orientation at that point).
I make my own schedule a month in advance and I usually try to schedule basically the same days, except for when I need to take a weekend or particular day off, or when holidays land on days that I don't usually work.
As far as holidays go, I work half the holidays one year, the other half of them the next year. Of the holidays I have to work, I get to take call (instead of being on the schedule) for half of them. Our holiday schedule is set when we start working in our unit, and it does not change unless we trade with someone.
I work in ICU.
Last edit by whipping girl in 07 on Mar 2, '03