Hello allnurses! I was recently hired as a new grad (YAY!) on on a very busy med-surg unit (8 patients on days/8 on nights). I was offered a position for days, but I did mention to the nurse manager up-front how I would be very interested in working a night position (the funny thing is....I am a night owl and I prefer working 7p-7a). A friend of mine works on this particular floor on nights and she said she personally feels as though nights is much more tolerable. She has done both shifts and said days were extremely overwhelming for her.I'm currently 3 weeks into my orientation and am currently taking 4 patients on my own. I am sooo nervous to be on my own in 3 weeks (orientation is 6 weeks long). I really want to mention to/remind my nurse manager how I would really love to switch to nights if something opens up but am not sure how to approach her on the manner? Granted I did mention this during the interview, but I am wondering how to bring up the topic without seeming ungrateful/demanding? I know nights will still be extremely challenging, but from what the other nurses tell me, the pace is sometimes just a tad bit better for new-grads. What do you all think? Is there an appropriate way to ask this without seeming ungrateful?