Fewer roles in healthcare are as misunderstood as that of night shift nurses, whose invaluable contributions to the well-being of patients and the success of nursing teams are consistently under-appreciated. It’s understandable that the work of night shift nurses goes unrecognized, because they are caring for patients while the rest of the world sleeps.
Counterbalancing the challenges faced by night shift nurses are the many benefits that come with working through the night, such as spending days pursuing outside interests or advancing nursing careers. Check out these resources and tips in this night shift nurse survival guide created by Advent Health University Online to find out more.
As a great number of happy night shift nurses can attest, it is possible to enjoy time with family and personal pursuits while working the night shift.