I know this is going to vary from shift to shift, facility to facility, and based on patient ratios, but I'm wondering how everyone organizes their shift?I have been an RN for about a year. We have patient ratios of 4-6. I work rotating shifts. I like get report and like to get on the floor within half an hour of my shift beginning. That means on a day shift, by 7:30am I am going to try and see my first patient. However, a lot of the time I will see other RN's still on the computers while I am going from room to room. I wonder if they are spending more time reading the patient's chart to learn about them.Then, from 7:30am-9:00am/9:30am, I collect a patient's medications, visit their room to introduce myself, check or note their vitals (if the nursing assistant has already recorded them), do my initial assessment, given medications, and assess for pain/nausea medication needs. I will turn total care patients. I will talk about the plan for the day, answer questions, and make sure they have sometime ordered for breakfast. I will also address any immediate concerns or make pages to doctors.After my first round, I will try to make a second round from 9:30-11:30am, give medications, reassess pain, do my charting, walk patients, turn patients, change dressings, and address needs.Try to break from 11:30am-Noon (rarely happens).Then from Noon-1pm, complete any additional charting, help with any second walks, give lunchtime medications/insulin, note vitals, turn patients.1pm-3:30pm: Finish any afternoon medications, address any lingering concerns, turn total care patients. Walk anybody who needs it.