I fear for my patients on night shifts

I fear for my patients' lives and my license everytime I work a night shift. Having to care for six fresh post-operative patients is not safe for one RN no matter how many years of experience. What’s worse is having to care for 12 post-operative patients when the other nurses goes for their break.

I’m constantly having to apologize to angry patients and their family members for the lack of care and wait times. So much more pressure is put on us, yet we’re the ones getting yelled at by frustrated families. My new response to everyone now is “write a letter to the government”.