Top 10 Reasons to Work NOC
As promised, here are the top ten reasons I choose to stay on night shift–or at least, why everyone thinks we NOC nurses torture ourselves:
1. I like to be an insomniac.
2. I look really awesome with bloodshot eyes.
3. The days nurses are annoying.
4. Wearing pajama-like clothing to work is totally apropos.
5. The shift differential makes up for all the hardship. I am rolling in the extra dough.
6. Nursing station snacks taste better at 3AM.
7. YAY! No visitors on the floor!
8. DOUBLE YAY! No management on the floor!
9. Triple YAY! The docs are sleeping!
10. And lastly, everyone knows the patients are all sleeping, so we just hang out and eat all night.
Ahem. That said, I was recently offered a chance to go to days, and how could I accept?? I love my NOC shift.
Amy is many things: a blogger, a nurse, a wife, a mom, a childbirth educator. She started her journey towards a career in nursing when she got pregnant with her first child. After nursing school and studying "like she has never studied before" she entered the nursing profession eager to get her feet wet. The first years provided her with much exposure to sadness, joy and other complex human emotions. She feels that blogging is a wonderful outlet and a way for nurse bloggers to further build their community. Traditionally, midwives have handed down their skill set from midwife to apprentice midwife. She believes nurses have this same opportunity: to pass from nurse to new nurse the rich traditions of this profession.
By Amy Bozeman