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VAMC shift lengths

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by finallyRN7 finallyRN7 (Member) Member

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What is the length of shift work at a VA hospital on a medical floor? Do all VA hospitals have the same shift lengths across the board or does it depend on the facility? VA HOSPITAL NURSES: What floor do you work on and how long is your shift? Is it an 8 hour or 12 hour work day? Thanks!:)

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aileenve has 18 years experience and specializes in Med-surg,.

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I work on Med/surg. we have 8 and 12hr shifts.

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w2cross2blue has 13 years experience and specializes in ER, ICU, Med/Surg.

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I work in the emergency department and we do a combination of 8's, 10's, and 12's. One difference is that "three twelves (36 hours) does not equal full time. If you work twelves, you have to do an additional 8 hour shift every other week. Also your shift includes a 30 minute lunch. Instead of 8 to 8 you work 0730 to 8 pm. We do have a few part time people that only work Sat/Sun two 12's. Hope this helps!

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