i have been a lpn for 2 years now. i waited for my kids to finish school and decided it was "my time". all i have encountered has been the same.....long hours, when you do have a day off they call non-stop, the pay is terrible, the cnas are as tired as i am and are expected to take care of too many patients, admin. is not supportive. i have been to 5 different nursing homes/hospitals, so it does not matter, all are the same. is this what nursing is??? i am ready to bail, i can't take this anymore. i wanted to care for people and take the time to do so. i hate to admit it, but i won't ask each resident how they are doing. if i do, i will get behind. how awful is that? i come home (i work nights) and fall into bed, and wake up tired and have to go back and stay on my feet for another 12 hours. i just want to get somewhere and STAY. i have never been so frustrated.