I read an article about a gathering of 60 nurses and one of our Senators, one nurse testified that she had worked 44 straight days without a day off. When I read that my blood ran cold. Alot of her shifts had been 12 hours long. And this is in a town with 2 nursing schools
, and the local hospital pays $1,000 toward your tuition while in nursing school
. The contents of this article coupled with what I have been reading on this board and others has made me change my mind. Long, long shifts with too many patients, weeks and months with no days off, AND nurse eating? No thank you. Too bad, I think I would have made a great nurse.