Nursing Adult Holidays/ days off?Watch
If you're on placement, no. You don't get weekends off. You may sometimes, but it's no guarantee. Once you start working as a nurse, you'll be expected to work weekends.
Oh okay so in first year you wil not have weekends off?
My partner's a nurse. And it's completely pot luck what days off you get. While you're at uni you'll have holidays, but once you're working, you'll have to book them. You'll get either Christmas eve, Christmas day or boxing day off, but not all three.
You will have weekends off when you are doing your theory blocks at university, but when you are on placement you will be expected to follow the shifts of your mentor which will include lots of weekends.
while on placement your working pattern will typically follow the norm for the placement area ( although it may be possible to negotiable 8 hour shifts even if the unit is long days only ) and will include late shifts and weekends, there is requirement to do a certain amount of night ( and you will need to check if twiglets or half nights count )
On placement you will be expected to work a full range of day shifts including weekends and have a specified number of nights to complete across the three years
We are expected to spend our Saturdays ironing and starching our hats and aprons whilst reciting notes for nursing to each other, then on Sundays it’s a church service followed by fob watch polishing and a sit down Sunday dinner. We have free time in the afternoon, however if we meet with gentlemen we are expected to take one of the matrons with us as a chaperone to protect our dignity and purity as virgins.
this may be completely fabricated