Lesson 3: The Working World
A registered nurse works in a 2 week cycle. They have a long week where they work on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The next week is a short week and is just the Wednesday and Thursday. They work 14 days in a 28 day cycle. If you’re a staff nurse/sister, you get to work overtime. You work for 12 hours, get paid overtime, and you get paid pretty well. Pay is double on a Saturday night – R1500. Day pay is R 700 and overtime is over and above your salary. This is as set out by SANC (South African Nursing Council).