How long is a 3 person waitlist for day shift?

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by NewGradNurse3 NewGradNurse3, BSN, RN (New) New Nurse Student

Specializes in MedSurg.

I'm a new grad and just got a job offer for a night shift position, and I was interested to know how long the waitlist is for day shift (in case night shift really doesn't work for my body - I've never worked nights before). The manager said there are 3 people on the waitlist in my unit. I know it COMPLETELY depends on turnover and the size of the unit, but about how long of a wait do you think that is at the average hospital? less than a year? 1 year? 2 years? It's a medsurg unit.

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JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 16 years experience. 1,476 Posts

There is really no way to estimate this based on the reasons you mentioned yourself in your post and some others. Turnover, size of the unit, management, maternity leave, sickness, unit culture, seniority, etc. It could be 6 months, it could be 3 years.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 11 years experience. 2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

Could be weeks, could be years.

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

Count on working nights forever, or as long as you stay at that job. You might not have to, but that's all you should expect.

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

2 hours ago, Sour Lemon said:

Count on working nights forever, or as long as you stay at that job. You might not have to, but that's all you should expect.

Being honest & realistic.