Published Apr 1, 2014
Browsing for jobs I came across a post for weekend only 16 hour shift from like 7am to 11pm sat and sunday. Do CNAs work this shift often? If so what is it like?
I did this for years and loved it, but depends on if you think you can endure it.
I worked 16 every Sunday and one weekday. Got my hours with more free time!
If you have the stamina, do it. I'm usually pretty toasted at the end of my 12, and I want to see my husband and kids on weekends sometimes, so I wouldn't.
I love 16s, but only when I work 11-7/7-3. I work on a very busy and self contained unit so days flies by.
I have done days/eves a handful of times and eves/nights (used to every weekend). I wouldn't say these are for a brand new cna.
I probably would do it if it was ONLY weekends and not in the week. I would imagine it would be exhausting on the Monday. I used to do 14 hours, and it was very tiring. But 2 days a week and the weekdays all off is a score, IMO.
leonard_huh, BSN, MSN, RN, APN
16 are really draining, I did one 16 as a CNA and was a sitter the whole time, It was hard even though the day was easy, I got bored, thats how i know what the patients felt. you will drain yourself doing it though especially if its on the weekends, as a nurse I won't mind but as a CNA you will get tired.
meanmaryjean, DNP, RN
Most of the LTC facilities offer this schedule. Plan on not doing anything on Manday if you take it.
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