NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

Suggestions for holidays and special occasions

  • If you are scheduled to work on a special day, try to swap shifts well in advance, but avoid difficult scheduling patterns discussed in Module 5.
  • If you need to work on a holiday, consider celebrating it another day when everyone can be together.
  • If the important people in your life must celebrate without you there, you can have a second celebration during your day off.
  • You could make other related events a priority (e.g., holiday-related parties or holiday-related school plays).
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Module:10, Page 10 of 19
Page last reviewed: March 31, 2020