If you’re a nurse looking to hone your skills, get a unique educational experience, or just get your career off to a start in an environment where you can get extra support and guidance, working nights could be the wake up call you need. We asked our own nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital their favorite reasons for working the night shift, and here are the top ten:
#1 – Get in your zone.
For many nurses, the night shift provides an ideal setting for focusing on delivering exceptional care.
#2 – Cut the red tape.
Because your patients are likely to remain throughout your shift, you’ll enjoy more patient work and less paperwork.
#3 – We’ll show you the money.
With generous shift differentials for working nights, nurses are rewarded for taking on this important role.
#4 – Get your career off to a great start.
Night shifts are a great way to start your career. There’s no better environment for the hands-on opportunities you’re looking for when getting to know your unit, the doctors and the overall processes.
#5 – Reduce the chaos.
With more stability during the night shift, there’s less relocating of patients, reducing the physical tasks associated with it. Whether or not you are new to a unit, you’ll appreciate the change of pace.
#6 – Want great leadership? We have you covered.
Our excellent leadership coverage on night shifts provides the support and guidance our nurses need to be at their best.
#7 – Our team really comes together at night.
We have many activities and initiatives to keep our team engaged at night, like our town hall meetings, nurse council and nightly huddles.
#8 – Welcome to night school.
We have nurse educators specifically for the night shift. This is unique among hospital systems, and is an especially beneficial resource for new grads or nurses who are new to the unit.
#9 – Improve your balance.
Working night shifts can help you achieve a better work-life balance and spend time with your family.
#10 – Take a chill pill.
Even with less chaos and bureaucracy, there will still be times when you’ll appreciate such stress relief activities as our spa nights.