I just quit an agency job because I could not deal with it. Yeah, the pay of $35 an hour was great ($10 more than a regular LTC care in my area), but after 10.5 hours with no break at all (I know it is the law, and of course, the agency totally offers it, I did not feel like I could take one!), giving morphine doses to a HOSPICE patient with tons of family in the room, having LTC residents say they should have been in bed 2 hours ago instead of waiting for their HS pills, and having to process a new admit (really? couldn't someone else have asked him the same questions? Does it have to be an RN? Some of it, yes, but not everything!) - I wasn't willing to risk my nursing license and my future nursing goals for working a temporary, part-time agency job in LTC. I am on my way to being a midwife (what I have always wanted!) and am not going to lose the opportunity to a stupid med error in LTC. But, while I was there, what I really wanted to know was how their took their meds (whole, with sauce, crushed in sauce, etc.), who needs accu checks before dinner and insulin, and what strange personality quirks to look out for (i.e.: who want their HS meds by 7pm, who gets a cocktail each evening and how to prepare it, and who will refuse everything no matter what I try?). Good luck to you. I think LTC, and especially agency work, is harder than ICU and hospital units!