Dear new grad,
I am sorry (sort of) that you did not get your dream job in a hospital and you are here instead. I know it may come as a shock, but not everyone starts in the ICU/ER...nor does everyone want to. Just because I don't work in a hospital doesn't make me any less of a nurse. I have different skill sets and while they don't include running a code and titrating vasopressors, I am okay with that. Long term care is not "below" you. You will be thankful to those "lower species" when your mom/dad/Grandma/Grandpa need care that you are not able/willing to provide.
A home health/former SNF nurse.