:monkeydance:I recently started working prn (night shift)at a LTC/REHAB facility. The DON ensured me that I would get an adequate orientation and pay for my I.V. cert. class(The rehab unit takes pt.s with I.V'S/TRCH'S and it's sort of a mini-med/surg unit-but the pt.s are more stable) . After 3 days of orientation, the ADON asked me if I would be interested in working the 2nd shift because she had already scheduled the other prn nurses for the rest of the month on the night shift. I accepted because I was eager to start working. I now wish I had read this post before accepting the prn position.Unlike other facilities, this rehab floor has 1 nurse,2 aides and 30 pt's(2ND SHIFT)/1 NURSE(2 HALLS),1 AIDE/PER HALL(NIGHT SHIFT).I was sooo swamped with work:angryfire:uhoh3: !!!Every time I worked the 2nd shift I would leave 1-2 hrs after the shift ended(I have to finish charting). Between all of the dr.s orders, family request, call lights, med pass, treatments etc..., I barely had time to breathe or take a break:madface:. I worked the night shift 2 days ago, and the 2nd shift nurse was still charting at 1:30 am!!! I need some advice!!! I've learned from other nurses that they haven't been able to keep a 2nd shift nurse on the rehab floor, yet the one's who say this rarely work on the rehab floor.Since I'm prn and havent worked there very long (3 weeks ), should I stay and improve my time management or find another prn position? BTW the rehab floor isn't currently at full pt. capacity yet and I'm concerned that 1 nurse to 40 rehab pt's is too much to handle!!!