I've worked 11-7 in hospitals in the past, but ran from hospital nursing when they went to those ridiculous (IMO) 12 shifts. The last time I worked in a hospital, in southeast TN, was in 1996 and I made a whopping $8.53/hr. Since then, I've worked in numerous physician offices ($10/hr), a battered women's shelter ($11.10/hr), and currently, am a school nurse in a middle school....part time, only 25 hours a week, earning $11.22/hr. I've always chosen the lesser paying positions that don't require me to devote half my life to the job. I refuse to work 12 hour shifts, holidays, or weekends at this point in my life. I have a husband and two boys who are more important that any job. I'm currently doing the pre-employment paperwork and background checks for a new position at the local VA clinic, where I'll start on June 3, making just under $17/hr, working M--F, days, no nights, weekends, holidays, or 12 hour shifts.