I also ended up working at a LTC facility b/c it was the only place that would hire me as a new grad nurse. I lasted 7 months then went PRN. It was the worst job I have ever had in my entire life and nursing is my 2nd career. I was initially in admin working for government contracting companies. I went into nursing after working w/ people whom had PhD's and wanted to have a "career". Wrong. After seeing numerous people get mistreated, fired and resigned was just plain horrible. The new grad nurse that was in the same orientation with me quit after only 4 months. I mean I got written up for not clocking in and out from break when it was a new company-implemented policy. They could not have just given me a warning! No, they wrote me up! The long term care facility kept implementing all kinds of rules and regulations that just seemed unfair and always put employees at odds. In addition, I didn't get paid nearly as much as my last job. To them, all the employees were just another number, expendable and replaceable. I would like to work some where where I felt irreplaceable and recognized for my blood, sweat and tears like the other jobs I have had previously. The headache wasn't worth it to go in every day to get experience. Before getting the job at the LTC facility, the requirement was atleast one year experience for a new grad nurse with an ADN at most hospitals. Now in my search, I have been seeing BSN preferred w/ 2 years experience. There was no way I could work at that LTC facility for 2 years getting paid how much I was for experience. My goal now is to go full-time to get my BSN and hopefully once I graduate with a BSN, I can be more marketable. Hopefully in a year, the market has also turned around in my favor. Wish me lot of luck! B/c it looks like at this point, I need it!!!!