Info on Rush/Northwestern?



Hoping someone might have answers to a few of my questions:

-What constitutes "weekend" at Rush and Northwestern? Where I worked previously if you were scheduled for a weekend it was Saturday & Sunday regardless of being day or night, but I was thinking that this might be different at these hospitals?! Would hate to find out it meant Fri/Sat/Sun or even Fri/Sat...

-How often do nurses starting at Rush have to work on the weekend or does it depend entirely on the floor?

-What is the scheduling process for Northwestern & Rush? Self-scheduling or otherwise???

Any info would be appreciated!!!!! Thank you!

MrChicagoRN, RN

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At Rush, the weekend night shift is Friday & Saturday night, days/pm is Sat & Sun

The expectation is 2 weekends per monthm but may actually be less if the unit is heavy on weekenders. Process varies by unit

Thanks Mr. Chicago! Also I found out that Northwestern's nights are Friday/Saturday for weekend as well for anyone else that might care to know.