As a student, I have been asked by many people "what field are you interested in working?". My answer is always something along the lines of being very open minded, except I have figured out that I never want to work in a nursing home. People look at me as if I've said something offensive. Okay, so maybe you're asking why? I find it depressing, monotonous and I cannot see myself spending my career doing ADLs and nothing really "clinical". I really have an urge to be inside the hospitals, performing skills to help those needing acute care. In order to stay open minded, I'm curious to find out why others may desire to work in LTC environments. So, what's the deal?