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Night Shift ~ Greetings!

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by incognito incognito (Member) Member

incognito has 4 years experience and specializes in Med surg, hospice.

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Hey Guys! Trying to stay somewhat awake here! I am working the night shift and it is so much slower than days. This is my first night shift. It is better in some respects than days. How do you guys like night shift?

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l work a weird shift...3p-3a..so l'm goin home soon........l like it cause it is 12 hr shifts.....l get home and asleep before daylight and can still get up kinda early...so where do you work and what do you do?.....LR

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I like it But dont find it much slower here, we have much smaller staff here at night so we stay really busy.

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Nights aren't slow where I work either. They clear the place out during the day and we end up getting ER admits overnight. Each of us has 5-8 pts. Usually starting out w/5 and getting 1-2 admits. Goes by fast though. I like nights much better than days.

Anne

Medical-Telemetry Unit

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bagladyrn is a RN and specializes in OB.

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Not slower in OB - babies have no sense of time! I love nights, no suits, only see the docs if I call them. Would have to pay me at least double if they ever wanted me to work days!

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Good for studying. Usually a lot quieter and peaceful. Enables you to do more hands-on care, and take your time doing it. This makes a big difference in some people's lives.

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DITTO........I LOVE MY NIGHTS, BUT WE ARE KEPT REALLY BUSY.....WHICH I REALLY LIKE (I WORK PCCU) THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY OUT THERE THAT WOULD MAKE ME GO TO DAYS.......

:):p:):p

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worked nights 5 of 7 years 7p-7a. on my 2 years of days, I was on stimulation overload, docs, pharmacy, PT, dietary, the phone the phone and visitors... plus people eat during the day... what's with that?:D

Nights in my CCU and CSICU aren't slower, just quieter. Which is why I'm there...

Hope you'll enjoy it..... shut your ringer off on the phone and tell any family and friends that call that you'll be talking to them at 3am if they keep it up:kiss

let us know how it goes

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casperbjs has 36 years experience and specializes in peds, office nurse and long term care fa.

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I work 10:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. I like it! I like being able to do something in the daytime if I need too. Also, it worked out wonderful when my boys were little, either my hubby or I was always home with them.:)

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I've worked nights for the most part of 11 years. Each time I go back to day shift, I hate it. Just seems like a whole different personality group works nights. I find that everyone is a little bit more laid back and relaxed at night. I work in a Peds ICU and Newborn ICU, so the work isn't too much different between the shifts. I recommend night shift to everyone!

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I wouldn't work anything BUT nights. Our night shift is 2345 to 0815, which is weird, but we're a psych unit. Like babies, psych patients have no sense of timing.:chuckle

Night shift pays more, there are no "suits" milling around getting in your way; I wouldn't work days for anything:)

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