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PTO and Vacation

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NS94 is a BSN and specializes in labor & delivery.

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Hello,

I am set to graduate in May and have just accepted my first job. I  had a question about PTO and vacation. My RN position schedules us to work 40hrs/week with combo shifts of 12 and 8 hrs. 

I  am planning a vacation in december Sunday-Friday. Would I have to use PTO to request off for every single one of those days (even though normally I would not be scheduled to work that many in a row) or do I  just use PTO hrs that are equivalent to the amount of hours I  would normally be scheduled to work during that time? 

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dream'n has 27 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych.

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You only use PTO for the hours you would be scheduled to work.  But taking vacation in December may be challenging due to the holidays, especially as a new employee.  And some employers don't allow any vacation during that time of the year.

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Hoosier_RN has 27 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Exactly what @dream'nsaid. Many don't allow from day prior to Thanksgiving until January 2nd to allow for adequate direct care staffing through holidays, and in fairness to all direct care staff 

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