Sleeping Nurse

NURSING STUDENTS REFLECT ON HOSPITAL NIGHTS

It’s 1 a.m. You’re asleep in your bed or up finishing that one paper you knew about weeks ago but haven’t started yet.

Not Lizzy or Oscar. They are at the hospital working.

Lizzy Diaz and Oscar Ramirez Garcia, both senior nursing majors, are night shift workers at Goshen Hospital.

“I started working the night shift in The Birthplace last August,” Diaz said. “I stayed on night shift for nine or 10 months. Now I work both days and nights. As a casual employee, I’m able to pick shifts that work for my schedule which is a huge improvement from when I was working part-time nights only.”

Unlike Diaz, Garcia began working the night shift more recently.

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