Quote from SparklingRN
So looks like i answered the question. it looks like i need to get back in a hospital just needs to be on a dayshift.I hope i can even be considered with my short times at the other jobs.
It sounds like you've figured out the best fit for you.
You may already realize this, but it's possible that in a hospital setting you'll have
to start on nights and then work your way up to days based on seniority. When units have open day shift positions available, they almost always offer them to current night shifters before opening them up to new hires; the only
way to get a day shift position is if there are literally no
night shifters who want it (unlikely). If you see any day shift positions posted then absolutely apply, but those jobs may be few and far between. You may also face a lot of competition against other candidates with longer stretches of acute care experience.
I know you've explicitly stated that you have no interest in working nights; however, if you do have a change of heart and decide to work nights simply for the sake of eventually getting a day shift acute care position, just realize that the nights aren't forever. Pushing through a few months of nights may be worth it to get that coveted day shift position. On a related note, I'd steer clear of 'rotating' day/night positions. If you have to work some nights, it may be tempting to have at least a few days. However, in my experience rotating days/nights are infinitely harder on your body and psyche than straight nights.