Well, like the others posted, there are more than 12 hour shift avail in your area.
12 hour shifts aren't bad at all. As a result, I get 8 days off during Thanksgiving, without taking any Paid time off. :spin:
Nurses can work just about anywhere. Clinics, Dr. offices, schools
....lots of places that may spark your interest.
Also, working in a hospital is better than it appears in clinicals! Don't just judge it on those experiences when your time comes. Clinicals tend to bring out the worst in the staff!
So, what is it you think you may not like, the length of the shift itself, or how it may affect your family?