I am sorry you dread giving report, I recall feeling that way as a new nurse, only because of my own fears of having missed something that a more seasoned nurse might question me on. But, being a day shift nurse, I have another point of view. We get along very well with night shift, only occassionally do we have a problem. Like the critical lab value called to the floor at 0545 that the nurse did not call to the doctor, and admits from 2100 that had NO admit work done, because, "they wanted to sleep", that is difficult for us to swallow. The biggest problem we have is that when we hit the floor at 0700, so do the doctors, x-ray techs, family members, etc. And the patients are trying to eat breakfast while we are trying to do assessments, IV restarts, meds (of which there are many more than at night), check the AM labs, and it never fails that the minute we walk into a pt's room, we hear our name called because we have a doctor at the desk, family member on the phone, pharmacy on the phone with plenty of questions about the med orders on the PM admit, etc. etc. etc. It is a VERY hectic time. So, when I heard a PM nurse yesterday morning telling the AM nurse in report, " You need to do this, You need to do that, You need to address this with the doctor, ....." I just knew I was glad I was not the one receiving that report! Being the nurse on the floor at the time when most of the docs are also present, we are the ones who have to answer to them why such and such was not done, why they were not called, why it took so long for the transfusion to be started, etc. Very stressful. So, please understand that if the day shift nurse seems to be giving you the grand inquisition, it is most likely not personal, just searching for answers to questions they will most likely have to answer within the next hour. Hang in there, before long you will be able to anticipate exactly what they need to know in shift report, aside from the basic details. This is why it is called, "Nursing Practice"! We are all still practicing!