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What is the average day like as a nurse that works in a hospital?

is it so fast and busy or is it calm and slow so i can be able to balance my family life and work life #nursing #medicine #nurse #healthcare #doctor

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Linda’s Answer

To be honest, I'm not sure what areas of a hospital would be slow for a nurse. There are occasionally downtimes, but they don't come often and are hard to predict. I have worked in various units in a hospital and have always been busy. You can work 12 hour shifts and stack your days back to back, and therefore have 3-4 days off in the week. Some folks balance they work/life balance that way. Right now, I work 8 hour shifts on Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday. I am off weekends and rarely take call. I work in procedures in a hospital setting. I feel like I have a decent work/life balance at this time.

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Simona’s Answer

I’m a doctor, not a nurse, but I work closely with a lot of nurses. The job is usually busy. There is currently a nursing shortage made worse by COVID. This means that you will easily find a job and you can pick what kind of place you want to work at (hospital, outpatient clinic, etc), number of hours, etc. Traveling nurses make great pay but you have to be willing to go where the jobs are and work extra hours - doable when you don’t have little kids to care for.
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Christina’s Answer

Most days are very busy. It doesn't matter if you work days or nights it is usually short staffed on the floor and you will be caring for multiple patients at once. I have managed to do school, work 12 hour nights full time, and have a family. Its possible!
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