RainDreamer, BSN, RN 3,571 Posts Specializes in NICU. Has 18 years experience. Jul 18, 2007 I started on night shift and had been there for about 10 months, then was offered a day shift position. No thanks! Then 4 months after that I was offered a day shift position again. Again, no thanks!This probably isn't the norm. But we just expanded our unit, added some more beds, and are hiring a ton of new nurses. I know some new grads that have only been on night shift for 3 or 4 months, and are now being offered day positions. Some of the brand new grads will only have to be on nights for a month or 2. The veteran nurses are telling us how lucky we are because usually it's a few year wait. Ah well, I'm a total night person and won't go to days even if you pay me more (which is just the oppposite ... it's a pay CUT).If you really want NICU, then go for it. Most people know that starting a nursing job requires them starting out on night shift. It just comes down to what you want more .... to work in a NICU or work during the day. If you want to work during the day I'm sure you can find something that has those hours you want. Otherwise I would recommend you at least TRY working night shift. It's a lot more intimidating than it truly is. We have a great crew on nights .... the most helpful group, and we have fun! Good luck to you!