Anyone else having this problem? When I was in school, all I heard was, "When you graduate, expect to work nights for a while - it's tough to find day shift positions as a new grad." Now that I've graduated and am working, I'm having the opposite problem. Not only could my family really use the money, one of the major reasons I decided to go into nursing was the ability to work a nontraditional schedule. I have an extremely difficult time functioning at my best when I have to get up at 0530, and my pre-nursing work history consists almost exclusively of night jobs. I never considered that I'd have a problem getting on nights! It's been 6 months now, and no openings. I know I should be glad that I have a job, and that it's the type of nursing that I want to be doing. I've been told it's because of the economy - the more experienced nurses are switching to nights r/t spouses getting laid off or not having job security, and overtime drying up at the hospital. I know that positions will open up eventually, especially as my seniority increases, it's just frustrating right now. There aren't many opporunities to make more than my relatively low base pay right now without picking up a second job, and we were required to sign a noncompetition agreement so those are limited as well. Argh.