Hello, I'm a new LPN and I need some advice. I accepted my first nursing position in LTC and now 6 weeks later I have been dismissed. I was told that I wasn't "catching on fast enough and they doubted if I ever would". I don't feel that six weeks is much of a training period for a new LPN grad, especially when I was to be assigned to NOC shift on my own, in a 68 bed facility(with no separate nurse for the dementia/Alzheimer's patients). There are also other circumstances that went along with this basic premise. I believe I may have made a serious error in choosing LTC as a first assignment (the load is tremendous, the pace is not conducive to learning-God knows the other nurses don't have the time, and the facility's "training" pretty much consisted of other nurses having me help them get their work done). Lest any of you get the impression that I am a pampered prima donna expecting an air-cushioned ride through my nursing career I want to let you all know that I am 50 years old, have been employed all of my life and have never been fired from any job I have ever had until last week. I would very much appreciate being able to converse privately with someone with experience in the nursing profession who may be able to help me back on course. Needless to say, I was demoralized by this person's comments on my potential abilities, but after having spent the weekend in retrospect my only desire is to continue better than I began. Thanks to all who may have time to respond.