I am a newer grad. Graduated last summer. Only job that even gave me a chance is LTC/sub-acute rehab. I hate it. I want a hospital job, desperately. Even a clinic, anything but this kind of nursing. All I do is pass meds, do basic, and rushed assessments, irrigate foleys, change bedsore dressings, chart, do fall work, and get yelled at, and the population I care for (elderly, dementia, or rehab and very needy and frankly a lot of them are abusive and drug-seeking) feels like glorified babysitting. Will anyplace besides this type of nursing facility ever consider me? I'm doing my BSN now so will that even help? If i am gonna be stuck in LTC forever with no hope I may as well go back to school for something else. I LOVE nursing, and I love my patients, but I have way too many (50 by myself) and not enough time, help, or supplies and I am quickly being burned out. Well, I am burned out. Less than a year in LTC and I can feel the compassion fatigue so much, I try to stay compassionate but it is hard when patients kick you and punch you, scream, call names, and have very annoying and disruptive behaviors but you have such a heavy med pass and treatment assignment you don't have 5 minutes to spend with them, and they beg for attention through behaviors. I NEVER wanted to work in LTC but I have to pay my bills. Any advice appreciated.