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View Poll Results: Did you start your career working night shift?
I worked night shift at first because that was the only available shift 9 34.62%
I worked night shift by choice 9 34.62%
I switched to another shift (days, eves) as soon as one became available 4 15.38%
I didn't work nights starting out as a nurse 9 34.62%
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:30 AM
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When I graduated, all the new nurses started out on nights. Now in home health it's days, with on call a few times a month. Unfortunately for me, my last call night I spent 6 hours with a hospice family. My boss was great, and had someone else see my regular patient's the next day, but I am not a day sleeper and am still suffering the after effects of working that night. God bless those who do nights... I'm too old to stay up that late!

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:22 PM
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if the docs didn't play nice with me I'd call them 4am every weekend night for a Paracetamol order. :-)
Translation for you North Americans: Paracetamol is APAP/Tylenol.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:07 AM
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In deed night shift realy gives nurses,docs and patients a friendly and clinically required atmosphere to get to know more about each other.For a patient it is even more of a blessing to know hat a nurse or a doc is just a 'bell' away. For a nursing student like me it is the time I appreciate the senior staff; like juke boxes you make them speak what you want to hear becoz you realy need them. NIGHT SHIFT ROCKS.

It’s a pleasure to be part of this wonderful forum. Remember my post ‘’Training in the dark.’’? Much thanks to P/J and Medic09, and every member of the Nursing Voices forum for your response to my post.
Following the tips you gave me, members of my class who also felt like I did, approached the administration and shared our view on how the clinical sessions were conducted. The administration appeared understanding; they met a few ward sisters and discussed this.
I just had my first 2hours with a mentor! (Wednesday 29/10/08) And it doesn’t stop at that! We’ve got Thursday too!
Thanks a lot friends you have shone a beam of light in my world and career and of my friends’ too!

Experience is worth sharing, it lights the paths of a friend, lifts the spirit of a broken soul and brings back the lost hope.
You just made me learn that and I’m getting ready to share with you my own experiences.

I love you all.
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Thank you for your post, Geoff. It's very interesting to learn about medical from other parts of the world. Please keep coming back.

MJ
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:32 AM
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Yes i have started my job career with night shift. I was done night shift around 6 to 8 months. It was too sticky jobs.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:27 AM
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I also have to start with night shift and I actually hate it because it's never easy for my body clock to adjust, however I don't have a choice!
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