night shift nurses

How working nights can work in your favor

Shortly after I completed my master’s degree in nursing, I spoke with my nurse mentor about my career decisions. At the time, I was working as a night-shift…
Night Council

Night councils

Bring night-shift nurses to the shared governance table.  Takeaways: Night-shift nurses frequently miss out on the benefits of shared governance and are left out of decisions because most…
Nutrition for night-shift nurses

Nutrition for night-shift nurses

Pam has worked the night shift for more than 30 years. Over the last 3 years, she has lost 100 lb—and kept it off. She describes the challenging…

Resting not regretting

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” — William Shakespeare As informal mentors, coaches, and preceptors to…
night shift nurse survive sleep tired cancer awake

Surviving the night shift

Early in my nursing career, I rotated shifts—from days to evenings and then to a 2-week schedule of nights. One of my most eye-opening experiences (literally) came one…

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