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  1. Night shift nurse

    Can anyone give advice on how you make thru your shift. I recently started working night shift and I'm finding it difficult to stay awake even after drinking coffee.
  2. Those who work the night shift actually need sleep during the day (despite what the rest of the world might think)! Having sleep issues is very common for those of us who work the night shift. We typically roll out of bed at 3 or 4 in the aftern...
  3. VivaLasViejas

    Night Nurse: Just Call Me Grace

    I'm not kidding. Now, I have been blessed with a good many talents, but the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time is not among them. My mother used to say I could trip over smoke. I'd walk over to a window to look outside and knock mysel...
  4. As nurses, we often champion good nutrition for our patients. Unfortunately, we are known to fall short when it comes to our own eating habits. Research shows your risk of being overweight or obese increases by 40% or more if you work night shift. St...
  5. Industries that are required to be "open" 24 hours a day inevitably need people to work at night. Often, these people have careers that allow them to help those in need. While these workers are necessary, they encounter a number of health risks while...
  6. I've been working M-F 3-11 for about a year, and I hate it. I feel as if I have no life and am on the brink of depression. I spoke with my manager 2 weeks ago about a night position, and she had none open. Like an answer to a prayer, last Friday one ...
  7. Day shift or night shift

    Hi , I will be graduating in May and received two job offers. One at a level one trauma hospital as night shift trauma/surgical resident at a magnet accredited hospital. The other at as a day shift Neurology/Pulmonary nurse resident at a hospita...
  8. Forced To Change Shifts

    Hi, I am a new graduate nurse who was hired to work on days. However, I was told that another new graduate who was hired two months before me (and who was originally hired to work on nights) plans on asking our manager to switch my day position with ...
  9. Hello everyone! I am looking for 100% real advice and insight into my situation. To start I have been a nurse for 3 years but I have worked at a psychiatric facility for most of that time with one company. I recently accepted a job at a re...
  10. So say you work 7p-7a. It's daylight savings time, which is coming up soon. At 2am, it kicks back to 1am (or does it switch at 3?). So then, you are working 13 hours total, even though its a 12 hour shift. Do you get paid for 12 or 13? Than...
  11. With the end of another school year coming up the new grads will be looking for jobs. There are many threads about the down sides of night shift, so I think it might help people to hear any positive aspects to the job. If you have some to share, plea...
  12. Night Shift Advice

    Just got a job as a new grad and its a night shift. Was wondering if you guys who are night shift nurses have any advice on what to expect, what comfortable shoes to wear and especially how to stay awake for night shift, and also how to adjust new sl...
  13. Night Shift Someone must do it. It has its perks. The slower pace (sometimes); increased autonomy, closer relationships with your colleagues, and no suits. It also has its faults; left-over dayshift food, 8 am mandatory meetings, missing th...
  14. So, I am still in orientation, but in 6 short shifts I will be off to the races on my own, or at least that's been the plan. All along I have been doing well on days, and not so great at night. (I am currently rotating until June, and then am suppos...
  15. Mya K. Brewster

    Resting Up For Night Shifts

    I hope you all are staying safe and sane during this worldwide freakout from Covid-19! I'd like to know, do you sleep well enough during the day to be "well-rested" (for lack of better wording) for your night shift? I know coffee is always an option ...
  16. Nightshift - You Should Have it Easy “Patients always sleep through the night. You should have it easy!” This has been said to, but never by a night shift nurse anywhere. When moved into a facility environment for an extended stay, patients some...
  17. Sleeping while on duty is the number 3 in my top ten of reasons nurses get fired. In 1910, we slept for an average of 9 hours; by 2002, the average dropped to 6.9 hours per night. Early studies indicate that those Individuals who work nights and...
  18. Healthcare is a 24/7 industry and requires overnight NOC nurses to care for patients. Nocturnal, or NOC for short, refers to the night shift. When nurses choose to work the night shift, they know it comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. ...
  19. When I interviewed for my job, I was told that it was mandatory to work rotating shifts (either 7a-7:30p or 7p-7:30a), with a certain number of weekend shifts required per schedule period. The requirement being two weeks of nights and four weeks of d...
  20. Dear Going to Nights, Congratulations on landing your first nursing job! So exciting and I hope you love it. Night Shift is Different... and it Takes Time Everyone is different as to how they respond to working nights and to an alternat...
  21. I just started working as a new grad on a night shift position. This is not my desired position and its been really hard on me. I've been added to the waiting list for days, but now mgt is trying to add nurses before me who have been there longer tha...
  22. Hey guys! I'm curious for those of you who work with NNPs on your unit doing rotating 12 hour shifts. I know NNPs working 24 hour shifts get a call room and time to sleep. What about for NNPs working rotating shifts? When they are assigned a 12 hour ...
  23. I am a new graduate about to start on night shift. What are some common nurse responsibilities On night shift?
  24. Working night shift can be hazardous to your life. Here's 5 tips on how to adapt... Paint your bedroom walls black (to sleep during the day)Do not adopt a new pet (you don't want it waking you up while you sleep)Stay away from the coffee (you'll end ...
  25. Do you day shift nurses ever feel an exasperated yet defensive/angry response to the next shift when you failed to do something you should have done during your shift and it is passed on to them? I feel a mix of exasperation, apology, and defens...