So I graduate from nursing school in may of 2012. I got my license in June of 2012 (RN). I wanted to take a little break before I got a job because I'm still taking general Ed classes so I can transfer to a 4-year university to work on my BSN. I had no intentions on getting a full time job until January. Well jobs were hard to find and after many applications were turned down I sucked it up and applied for a nursing home job. Unfortunately it was full time and I was going to school full time. But I made it through. I worked in a nursing home when I was a CNA and absolutely hated it. I only took the job because it was all that would give me a chance. Well I've been here 4 months and I am absolutely miserable. I love most of my residents but hate my job. I don't want to lose my benefits though because I'm working for an Indian reservation. I don't have a year of experience yet and I feel really guilty wanting to apply elsewhere, but at the same time I feel so overwhelmed and miserable at work. I keep trying to stick it out but I feel like I'm getting more and more depressed. Would it be bad to start applying other places? I really need advice!