At the LTC where I work, they went to 12 hour shifts for nurses only. All but 1 hate it. We voted overwhelmingly to go back to 8 hour shifts. The administrator said no, will not happen d/t cost cutting measures. We don't have general 2nd shift staffing problem. Most of the nursing staff are willing to do ANYTHING to return to 8's. For many of us, we are being worked 4-5 12s a week, so apparently OT isn't the issue. We miss our families and are exhausted, especially night shifters. And when there is a call in, it becomes a nightmare to fill, someone is coerced to work a 16-18 hr shift, then drive home. Any suggestions? All facilities in our area have went 12 hr for nursing staff, so looking for another job isn't a viable answer. Any helpful answers are welcome and most appreciated!