I am an lpn and was a charge nurse for little over a year, right after I graduated. I felt like I was not prepared enough and With the pt my facility was admitting I felt like it was to much of a liability against my license and quit. They were also leaving me as charge doing all tx, meds ect with only two aides on the floor 40 bed facility. The called me back and asked me to be a med aide, so I went back thinking its better than charge. I went back because I miss my res. well they cut my pay down to 12.50 which would be fine if I was only a med aide. It has changed to med nurse where the don is consistently pulling me off the cart to do nursing stuff. Also we are always short staffed. Today felt like a final straw only 2 aides on the floor on day shift, charge nurse not helping on the floor so I helped with the aides and meds. Then the don showed up and wanted "help". Which means I do it with around 10 things during my 2pm med pass. I have tried to talk to her about this and it doesn't work as well as my administrator. Am I crazy to feel used and abused? Or is this normal for someone to expect you to do three jobs. I am also starting to hate nursing, I really would like to get a bsn. I am really re thinking this idea. Are most nursing work environments like this? This is a Ltc facility but we take mostly young people who were rejected from most other facilities but we also have elderly people as well.