The ideal nursing work schedule is a hotly debated topic in the nursing community. Registered nurses hours in the past were often made up of 8-hour shifts. But these days, most nurses work 12-hour shifts.
Many facilities and nurses favor working 12-hours for many reasons. Yet, advocates of 8-hour shifts tout facts about the lack of effectiveness and safety for shifts that stretch longer than 10 hours.
There are benefits and risks for both nursing shifts. Read on to get the inside scoop of 6 of the main considerations to think about when creating your nursing work schedule.[Read more…] about 8 VS 12: 6 safety Guidelines For Scheduling Nursing Shifts At Your Practice