air force nurse hours

  1. do air force nurses work similar hours as civilian nurses, ie, three 12 hour shifts a week? or is it more like MTW 7a-7p, Tr off, FSa 7p-7a, S off? do they work day and night shift depending on staffing needs or are new nurses always night shift...how does that work exactly? or do they work four or five 12s in a row?? just looking for an idea on what the schedule is like!
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  3. by   wtbcrna
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    do air force nurses work similar hours as civilian nurses, ie, three 12 hour shifts a week? or is it more like MTW 7a-7p, Tr off, FSa 7p-7a, S off? do they work day and night shift depending on staffing needs or are new nurses always night shift...how does that work exactly? or do they work four or five 12s in a row?? just looking for an idea on what the schedule is like!
    Varies by area, but inpatient areas generally work 12hr shifts MT on, WTh off, FSS on and then just the opposite the next week. You will switch nights to days about every 3months. Now if you work in a clinic it is usually 0730-1630 M-F.
  4. by   huntergirl
    How likely is it that one would work in a clinic instead of the hospital when you first join?
  5. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Huntermlj
    How likely is it that one would work in a clinic instead of the hospital when you first join?
    Depends on the base and your speciality code, if you come in as a general nurse and go to base without a hospital the chances are good otherwise you can probably count on starting out on some ward.

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