I have been a med-surg nurse for about 5 years and I have no intention of going anywhere anytime soon. Med-surg nursing can be hectic, frustrating, and overwhelming, but it can also be rewarding, fulfilling, and educational. I have worked both 7a - 7p and 7p - 7a and both shifts have there ups and downs. When working 7p 7a I get to spend some time with my patients while helping get them ready for bed, giving back rubs, etc. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to working night shift, is that it is a lot less political. THere are less people around fighting for time with your patients. There is no physical therapy, no case managers, no physicians making rounds (usually), and less time that your patient's are off the floor for tests and procedures. However the downfall to that is there is often less staff around if something bad starts happening, and night shift can get just as many admissions as the day shift. Also, contrary to popular belief (by some day staff people anyway), not all of the patients sleep from dark til dawn. Hope this helps, and I hope you truly enjoy the med-surg experience. Try to keep an open mind, and remember that you will have good days and bad days, but you can make a difference in the lives of your patients.