Why is it that nurses fight/argue and bicker over the assignment? It doesn't matter how you split the patient's up, at the end of the day you are still going to be tired and exhausted...so what's the big deal?
I've never been one to jostle for an assignment. Of course, if I was here the day before, I would expect as much of the same patients as possible but if I wasn't? Then I'm easy. I feel that the Universe decides what patients I should interact with and touch that day...and so I'm not arguing with the Universe. They are my assigned patients for a reason.
Today one of the nurses changed her assignment and threw the whole thing out of wack. She switched 2 of my patients with 2 of hers thinking that mine would be better. Guess who was running around all night? Yep, she was. I helped her out by giving her 9pm meds on 2 of her patients, leaving her with only 2 to take care of and I still got out of there faster than she did.
I've had bad days, rough days and crappy days, but I've never had a bad assignment. There is always 2 or 3 patients that are really sweet, just going through alot and need someone to talk to. That's my job, that's what I do...so give me whatever assignment you want, it will never faze me.