I agree, I was working for a hospital as an Lpn while I finished my BSN. While I was waiting to take the NCLEX Rn the hospital eliminated shift differentials and required everyone with less then so many years to rotate... since this was the major hospital system in the area the other hospitals began doing this as well. They also like to rotate calling people off regularly so you don’t get your full 36 hours a week. I’m making $26/hr -36 hours a week to work the night shift which comes out to a little over $49,000 a year. Not a whole lot of overtime because they have us take more than recommended patient load. Currently 5:1 on PCU... one night I had dka with accuchecks every 15 min to one hour on an insulin drip, another patient on dobutamine, bumex and bipap, another receiving heparin with boluses and frequent titrates, another on sepsis protocol and then I got a second dka admit. I’ve applied to other hospitals in the area and they offer me the same wage or less. Might just be my area but this is awful. If I didn’t have these student loans Im like 95% certain I wouldn’t be working as a nurse. All I ever hear about is the profit margin and the budget but when you take hours away from employees who have agreed to a specific number of hours per week that’s profiting off the back of your employees.