Yes, in answer to the original question. It is like this everywhere. Well, everywhere a nurse will work that is owned/operated by a corporation or county or state. I know there are some unusual working situations that are the exception, such as non-profit organizations etc... which may be different.
In 30 plus years I have only seen the responsibilities and pressures get worse. Most all the comments here I have experienced, including the expectation of falsifying documentation by checking off boxes to satisfy management. I have been chastised by management for working OT to finish charting since I WONT compromise patient care for charting. Then told I cannot work off the clock to finish charting, so no matter what, I could not win unless I compromised patient care. And THAT was only one aspect, so I got out of the hospital after 20 plus years building knowledge and experience in my loved specialty.
I am now winding down towards retirement and feel so sad about what it has all come to. I also fear for myself and others one day being much older and needing care. I feel badly for all the younger nurses out there trying to function as nurses in this climate. I have no advice other than to stick to your values and ALWAYS DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE PATIENT. PROTECT YOUR OWN BUTT AND LICENSE FIRST.