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Nurses, how do you keep track of your schedule

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by kelseykelsey4 kelseykelsey4 (New Member) New Member

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It's 2015!

I was wondering how those who are working keep track of their schedules? During school I had an Erin Condren but that's too much calendar for me. What are your favorite planners and organizers? Do you use a monthly one? Or your phone? I'd love to hear about your systems.

I'll be working night and day rotations and I was thinking about picking up some babysitting to supplement my income so I need to stay organized, but I don't need as much details or as heavy and big of a planner like I did during undergrad.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and works as a Staff nurse educator.

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I primarily use the one on my iPhone. It syncs wirelessly to my Macbook and iPad as well. I do also use a paper planner, but other than entering my work schedule in it, I don't really look at it. If it weren't for the fact that it had been a gift, I probably wouldn't even bother with paper.

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SquishyRN is a BSN, RN and works as a RN.

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I primarily use the one on my iPhone. It syncs wirelessly to my Macbook and iPad as well. I do also use a paper planner, but other than entering my work schedule in it, I don't really look at it. If it weren't for the fact that it had been a gift, I probably wouldn't even bother with paper.

Same here. I just keep track of everything on my MacBook and can access and update it with my iPhone. I don't bother with paper at all anymore.

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loriangel14 works as a hospital floor nurse..

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I just keep it in my head.

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Cozi, which my shift working husband uses as well!

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SaoirseRN has 8+ years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I have an iPhone and I use the "shift worker" app.

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Google calander is free and you can share it with your family or friends who can view it, and you can view their calander, from your phone, laptop or tablet. Syncs automatically between all of them and you set up alarms to remind you however far in advance you want. Two tumbs up in my opinion.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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I use my iCalendar -- synchs with my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air seamlessly. I can also access it through iCloud on the danged piece of shite Dells at work.

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CT Pixie has 10 years experience as a BSN and works as a RN.

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I don't have an iPhone (I have a Galaxy S5). The phone calender works for me. I also have a day planner I have at my desk so that I see what's going on every time I sit at my desk. I also keep the paper/day planner just in case my phone is lost/stolen or crashes, I will still hve all my important things written down.

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Wrench Party has 3 years experience.

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I had Google calendar in school, but I favor paper planners now. I can write crap down from my purse.

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iPhone and the hubby and I are sync'd. I do have a white board in the kitchen that has the month on it and my schedule there too for at a glance. My husband is blue, our son is green, and I'm pink.

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