NICU New Grad - page 2

Hi! I know this might be a silly question and probably time and needs specific, but do any of you know in which areas of the country or hospitals in general don't usually make new grads work... Read More

  1. by   theRPN2b
    In my hospital full timers work both days and nights. The schedule varies on each unit. Some wards do 2 days/2 nights 5 off. Other do 2 days/2 night 4 off.Others do 2 on/2 off/3 on/2 off/2 on/3 off and they will do a 2 week day rotation and 2 week night rotation.

    And in my hospital system there is the option of working straight days or straight nights - but you have to find a partner to "job share" so one of you will be doing the days and the other nights. And there are several nurses that do that both on my current unit and my old one. And surprisingly there are several older nurses (20+ years of seniority) that LOVE doing straight nights, so some nurses with not so much seniority that do straight days.

    And if you're part time like me you usually get a mix of days and nights, unless you specifically request that you only get scheduled for days only or for nights only.