How would like a nurse on her 11th hour at work taking care of you with a heart attack?
12 hour shifts are dangerous for the patients and bad on the health of the nurses. For those nurses that like it for the extra time off, they are thinking of themselves and not their patients. Nurses are not very bright as a group. I have heard it stated that we need 12 hour shifts because of a nursing shortage. Not very bright huh? Why not demand safe 8 hour shifts and get overtime for everything over 8 hours? 12 hour shifts are for loosers in every way.