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How far do you commute to work?

by Bala Shark Bala Shark (Member)

Wow, I got a new job...I have to drive 25 miles to the first place in the morning and then I drive 35 miles to another place at night..60 miles one way...

What is your commute like?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I drive 6 miles one-way. I have been working at this place for the past year and a half.

When I was a factory worker in 2003 and 2004, I had a 120 mile one-way commute to work.


Specializes in Intensive Care and Cardiology. Has 6 years experience.

I drive 18 miles one way. I used to work with a girl that lived like 4 hours away so she would say in a hotel the nights she had to work. (she worked her 3 days in a row)

vashtee, RN

Specializes in DOU.

I make a 10 minute walk to get to the hospital where my clinical rotation is. I hope to work there after graduation. :)

36 miles one way, plus driving from pt to pt during the day. Sometimes I've logged as much as 90 miles in a day, all reimbursable.

jessi1106, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine. Has 7 years experience.

5 miles drive one way and then a 10 minute walk to my floor. (I refuse to pay the premium for premium parking)


Specializes in LTC/SNF. Has 5 years experience.

20 miles one way.

gonzo1, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN. Has 18 years experience.

regular staff job 13 miles, agency job 75 (1-2 days a week)

12 miles one way when I'm at my parent's house.

If I'm in my apt in the city it's 50 miles one way.

70 miles one way, 140 miles total. The reason I do it is it's really hard to get hired for this job since the pay is about $16 an hour more than hospital pay, and the benefits are much better also so I had to grab the opportunity when I could. But, in three months, I can transfer to a closer location and minimize the commute.

bill4745, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 15 years experience.

100 miles round trip. I do mostly 12 hour shifts. Pay and benefits are worth it.

Quickbeam, BSN, RN

Specializes in Government.

I drive 50 miles one way. It's for a job I love in a hard to find specialty. I also get fabulous benefits and a Monday through Thursday, 10 hour day schedule. We like our house and it is almost paid off. It freaks people out here that I drive so far but for me, it's an acceptable trade off.

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience.

Right now I go about 60 miles one way... I was doing this five nights a week! Now though, I only do it 3 nights a week. When I switch to a new job in a couple of weeks, I'll be driving about 35 miles one way, three nights a week.

StudentNurseSteph, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Med/Surg, Tele.

21 miles on way..not too bad..usually takes me about half an hr...

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

48 miles one way. Two weekend nights a week. Straight shot (almost) on the highway.


Specializes in ER, OB, Med/Surg,. Has 14 years experience.

6.3 miles, but part of that is on dirt roads!:nurse:


Specializes in NICU. Has 8 years experience.

Almost 5 miles round trip. I could walk easy enough, but have found that 12+ hour days leave me too tired to want to.


Specializes in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology. Has 24 years experience.

40 miles one way.

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