Hi everyone so I just resigned from my first real nursing job at a LTC rehab facility. It was just not the right environment for me for multiple reasons. A lot of the reasons why I left is because of the lack of quality training/orientation I received, the tremendous load of patients assigned to one nurse and the chaotic, disorganized and lack of management/team support from my other nurses. I felt like everyday I went in I was risking losing my license due to the unsafe practices and policies I saw being done at the facility. It was emotionally and physically draining the life out of me and was making me hate not being able to provide the nursing care I wanted. So the only option for me was to resign shortly after my 1 week of orientation period and I did feel a huge sign of relief listening to my heart. Now that I'm back to the Job Search I need your advice. I have read so many articles about LTC experiences people have gone through and reasons why they left and the exact feelings, complaints and issues other people have had is exactly what I experienced. I have learned that LTC is not the place for me but know what?? I do hold a masters level education as nurse and I did love working in primary care settings and home health because i had more time with my patients. I loved doing assessment care plans for my patients in home health and learning to diagnose, treat and prescribe in my msn program. I dont have a great foundation of RN experience and thought I should work on developing that but I truly want to be practicing as Nurse Practitioner. I have heard hospitals are more structured and organized chaos and you will have a smaller patient ratio than in LTC is that true? Training is a must for me without it I will not have the confidence or ability to practice independently. what do you guys advise?? Or has anyone else had similar LTC experience?