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How hard are the hours

I am a junior at Malcolm high school and I have wanted to be a nurse since 7th grade
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A. Duchess’s Answer

Hi Zane nursing is so versatile.

Once you get that 4 year degree you can go into any specialty and enjoy the hour for that job. Hospital nurses work long 12-13 hour days, but it only 3 days a week. If you're an ER nurse it's very hard to work long 12-13 hours. Emergency rooms are CRAZY busy by far. But how many people have jobs where they automictically get 4 days off per week without requesting PTO? Not many except hospital nurses do.

Want shorter hours? Once you have your 4 yr nursing degree you can find a job almost anywhere. Many businesses hire nurses, airports, insurance companies, schools, cruise ships, military, etc....those are typically 8 hours a days.
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Katelyn’s Answer

Hello! Typical nursing units work 12 hour shifts, 3 days per week to be considered a full time employee. Other units may work a combination of 8 hour shifts and 12 hour shifts. For OT, I have personally worked a few 16 hour shifts in my time and those shifts were the hardest to work (only because my feet hurt).

In my opinion, working 8s and 12s were not bad. If you think of it like this it's easier - when you've already worked 8 hours, what's another 4 hours? You already know all about your patients and have already charted majority of required documentation.
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Warda’s Answer

You're headed for a great career, one that's rewarding, challenging, and always exciting. But nursing school is notoriously difficult. Most nursing programs require high GPAs and impressive scores in math, chemistry, biology, psychology, and other demanding subjects. It's also extremely fulfilling.
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