I'm so stressed, tired and frustrated, once again we are down to working 11 day pay periods with 1 day off, I just can't do this anymore. I find myself getting more and more depressed everyday. So many nurses are quiting without even a days notice. it's frustrating that all the nurses they have hired have not stayed past a month, if they even stay thru the orientation. When the new nurses quit, it's those of us who have been there for awhile who get stuck working every day for 2 wks without a day off. and it goes soo unappreciated. Why are we so underappreciated when we are the one's who have been sticking it out through all the 10+ nurses who have quit in the last 6 months. I have heard from some of the dayshift nurses who have been there for a few years, say how much fun it is to work on the 4th of July cause they always have a cookout for the staff and residents. well that didn't happen this year. I guess they cut that out. The dayshift nurses were a little disappointed cause they were expecting it. It scares me. the state regulations with nurse to resident ratio is ridiculous. they honestly believe 1 nurse can give quality care to 50+ residents ? how can one nurse do that and have it be efficient ?? it's the same story, i read on here about other places and it's no different from where I work. They are all the same.