Ours are once a month, mandatory, and held mon-wed-fri first of day shift so everyone may have a chance to attend. We are not penalized for missing one here and there but I feel if more nurses don’t start attending this may change to be more punitive I go before heading home after three nights of working, some come to the meeting in between patient calls if they are day shift. I think that it is impossible to get us all together for a real meeting. Some don’t bother to attend at all, I do because I like our staff meetings. They are set up in open forum style and we can talk about things we need to and listen to what they have to say as well. The more exhausted I am tho the less I take in or participate.