yes, it's possible. but, to do it, they are working 12 hour days on the weekends plus more than another 16 hours during the week (that's 2 eight hours shifts) in order to start getting overtime. if the facility only does 12 hour shifts, strictly, then they get into overtime on their 4th day's work since they will have worked a total of 48 actual hours. if they can tolerate working a 5th twelve hour day, the overtime really starts to rack up. adding overtime, shift differentials and the bonus they get for working the baylor weekend plan, that $20,000 adds up quickly. when i was a manager in a hospital that did this plan, we had several nurses that did this. you have to be able to sleep during your time off work and have pretty much no other personal priorities. because i had to check time cards before they went in to payroll, i saw exactly how much these nurses were working and how much they made. we kept very close tabs on the people who did this. if their performance looked like it was failing, or there were reports of them being fatigued, they were stopped from doing this. we had one lpn who worked without a day off for 4 weeks straight before we stopped him from doing that. it also turned out that he was stealing narcotics left and right as well as sleeping on the job whenever he could. we would get reports that he would go to answer a call light and not return for a half hour or more. it took some investigation, but we found he was sleeping.