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32 Hour work week?

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DanC DanC (New) New

Can anyone tell me about units doing 32hours/week? Particularly interested in what the rotation is like, particularly for 8 hour shifts 7 day a week 24/7.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

It really depends entirely on the facility you work for and their weekend requirements.

IN the old days...we only worked 8 hour shifts. We rotated 1 week of days, one week of evenings, and one week of nights. We worked every other weekend So you could work

Sun: Off

Mon: Days

Tues: Days

Wed: Off

Thurs: Days

Fri: Off

Sat: Days

Sun: Evenings

Mon: Off

Tues: evenings

Wed: off

Thurs: evenings

Fri: evenings

Sat: Off

Sun: off (but you go out that night for...)

Mon: nights

Tues: nights

Wed: nights

Thurs: Off

Fri: nights (finish up Friday morning...this depends on if the facility has nights as shift one or shift three)

Sat: Off

Sun: off

Mon: Days

Tues: Days

Wed: Off

Thurs: Days

Fri: Off

Sat: Days

and the process continues.

Seldom does any facility have a real set scheduled for any one nurse. The schedule will vary according to needs, vacations, LOA's and on specialty units...experience and certification levels. Holidays will change your "schedule" as well for everyone takes their turn.

Dos this help? I hated rotating and days was always locked up when I was new. I went to straight evening and also nights.

Thank you for the response. I am hoping for more than one example but the one provided is great.

Debilpn23

Specializes in long term care Alzheimers Patients.

I work 32 hours at an assisted living .I work Mon through Thursday 11-7:30 'The Baylor nurse works Friday 11-7:30 and Saturday and Sunday 7pm-7am.

Rhody34

Specializes in Acute Care. Has 5+ years experience.

I work 32 hour days in a community hospital tele floor, 8 hour shifts. I always have 2 weekdays off and work every other weekend. My weekdays off are never the same. Just an example, my schedule the next two weeks is as follows:

Sunday: on

Monday: on

Tuesday: OFF

Wednesday: on

Thursday: on

Friday: OFF

Saturday:OFF

Sunday: OFF

Monday: on

Tuesday: on

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: OFF

Friday: on

Saturday: on

But, as I said... no rhyme or reason was to which weekdays I have off!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

Thank you for the response. I am hoping for more than one example but the one provided is great.
I gave you 4 examples. I can make you a schedule for the whole year by changing shifts and days of the week. There is almost an unlimited amount of possibilities.

What exactly are you looking for?

You have to work 4 eight hour days per week. It is common that You will be required to work every other weekend.

Which of those days you work, and what shift, is entirely up to you, the availabilities, and your facility.