The night-shift has its perks and its challenges. Some nurses have to work the night shift, some nurses could never even imagine being a night owl. For a crew of some pretty awesome, gritty, and sleepy nurses, night shift is home!
As night shift nurses, we can usually tell how our shift is going to start out just by looking at the nurse giving us report! If their water bottle is full, their hair is pulled up in an extra messy bun, and they have that, “I just did 12 million things today” look on their face, it’s probably going to be a rough night. The night shift crew is pretty tight though! We’re able to knock-out all the tasks and have fun doing it, especially when the 4am delirium sets in and everyone starts giggling over random things because you’re the kind of tired that makes everything hilarious.
There are pros and cons to working either days or nights but there are DEFINITELY some PERKS to working night shift and we’ll share them with you.
Despite how amazing working the night shift is, there are some DRAWBACKS. Here are a few of the not so great things about working the night shift that we’ve experienced.
Working the night shift isn’t for everyone, but if you’re on the fence on whether or not you should give it a try, do it! You’ll learn how to be resourceful, how to critically think independently, you’ll get the opportunity to really learn about your patients, and build incredible friendships with your co-workers.
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Authors: Jennifferre Mancillas, BSN, RN &
Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, BSN, RN