What do you all LOVE about night shift?

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195 Posts

Agree with all of the above...no suits,no heifers in pantyhose and pumps telling me how to do my job...yeah,they can send memos but I can make paper airplanes out of the memos and sail them to the hinterlands or ball them up and play volleyball with the paper trail they leave...have also developed a good working relationship with the shredder...love that noise!!!!!....the camaraderie on nights is awesome.

Rock on!!!!!!!!:roll :kiss :p :cool:

Specializes in ED staff.

I concur.


6,620 Posts

I love the atmosphere. Nights are just plain goofy most of the time!


6,011 Posts


No suits, clipboard people, no heels and jackets, no memos, no doctors, no telephones, no............................just US!


36 Posts

Specializes in Perinatal and Nursing Informatics.

I have worked 7p-7a for 2 years now. Although i am sleep deprived, i love not having to speak too much, the ability to read an entire magazine without interruption, and the bond that we all share. Thank the lord for not having to ballet dance around management and the MD's. :roll


149 Posts

I hope when I graduate I work nights. I'm a night person for sure, and I work well on a team with no suits looking over my shoulder all of the time.


16 Posts

When I work nights I feel like a nurse. I work in an ICU, I can take time to give some quality nursing care and do little things like wash someone's hair, give backrubs, and maybe a shave. Nights is my respit from the chaos of days.


149 Posts

wendyssmile, that's awesome. I'm sure your patients really appreciate you washing their hair, or getting a backrub or a shave.


656 Posts

You all make me WANT to work night shift. Out of all the years I've worked med-surg, I only worked night shift once. NO ONE TOLD ME THE PATIENTS DON'T SLEEP...................... Seriously, tje perks of less phone calls/visitors. etc. -- plus the extraordinary teamwork I've witnessed by my night staff -- is making me thinking about pulling a few nights.


33 Posts

I agree with all above. The teamwork is great. You won't see it on anyother shift. Nights rock!



4 Posts

I love doing half the work for twice the $, being able to go back to school full time days, & it has taught me better assessment skills & good decision making, because there are less people around to help. Also, night shift always has a special bond.there's something about being up in the middle of the night with a few people when everyone else is sleeping. :)


4,516 Posts

Add me to all the night shift 'dittoheads'.....LOL!

All the dayworkers who are tired of the BS really should try nights....it has truly kept me in nursing 25 years....I wouldn't be able to handle nursing on straight days for all the reasons already stated.

Luv ya night shifters...we're a strange and fun breed!

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