I thought that you could only work 16 hours in one day. I work 12 hour shifts and a nurse came on at the same time I did, then at 7p they came to relieve me from my cart and count. I said are you working all night? they said yeah until 7a! That is 24 hours! I don't know when they would be able to clock out for 4 hours because nights are really busy bc there are only 2 nurses. I have only been at this place a couple weeks and have told the DON that I think staff/patient ratios are bad, she said "we are well below state ratios" well I have been around long enough to know that they work STNA's and nurses when they are short. I also know that they get around the aid shortage by having the receptionist, schedulers, human resource people state tested incase state comes in they can pull those people and be above guidelines. So if you know of the hours and patient to nurse and pt to aid ratios or a good site will you post it. this is for LTC. Thanks.