I work a 12 hour night shift and start my shift at 7pm. I get my assignment of patients and print my handoff sheet (basic information) about the patients. We do bedside handover with the nurse going off shift and the nurse coming on and meet the patient. I then check my orders and medications due and start my patient assessments. The next few hours are spent giving medications, doing assessments and charting. The shift consist of doing vital signs, passing medications, answering questions, doing assessments, and charting.