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'How will I cope with long hours?'

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Can you advise this student nurse?

“Recently, I have been talking to the nurses at my placement about their hours. They all work long hours, especially around the holidays. After I finish studying and find a job, I am worried about all the long hours I will have to work.

“I know that nursing is what I am passionate about and that helping people will make the long hours worth it, but how do you make the holidays special with so little time?

”I am missing out on so many big moments in my family and friends’ lives. Any recommendations for making the holidays special when you work long or strange hours?”

Please use the comments section below to share your advice

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Can you plan the holiday activities in advance?
    Try to stay at home unless its at a holiday camp
    Why? Because you spend time looking at maps, making sure you have everything rather then enjoying your time with your family and friends.
    Try a different routine:
    Have a special breakfast, watch a film, play childhood games that involve lots of running about like tag as these are fun and nobody gets annoyed like some do with monopoly.
    Buy board games. Yes you can buy all sorts of new board games: there are restaurants that let you play these all day.

    Supposing you are on shift on Christmas Day? Then have a special Christmas when you are on leave.

    Nurses like you who work so incredibly hard and look after all of us deserve to rest and relax.

    PDave Angel

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