Making schedules and tools


We currently use an excel form to do our nurse/CNA schedules and manually mark the xxxx/ooo’s every month and it takes for ever. What are some secrets some of you use to make it easier. It is somewhat of a rotating schedule. I thought there might be a program or something that would self populate the schedule when you put the first day of the month in but haven’t been able to find anything that might work.



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I'm sure there are programs such as that.  Of course, as with everything else, it cost's money.  Typically, if my nurses are working 12 hour shifts, I work them 36 hrs one week, 48 hrs the next, with every other weekend 3 day weekend.  

Work Mon/Tues

Off Wed/Thurs

Work Fri/Sat/Sun

The following week it's exactly opposite of that.