Hello, I am a recent BSN grad who just received state license but has no RN work experience. I interned on a Neuro ICU floor my senior year and has since not been hired into a ICU or general floor at a hospital. Although I had an interview with the Neuro ICU in which I precepted but did not receive my RN license for 2 months later and they had given the position away. I was recently talked into applying for this Jewish nursing home even though I always said I would never work at a nursing home. I have family members that work there and they persuaded me that this facility was different than most as far as quality care, cleanliness, etc. I was offered a position as a charge nurse first shift in the post hospital care unit with a starting pay rate of $29. Any suggestions? I am trying to convince myself that this could be my foot in the door and I could always apply to a ICU once I get RN experience. But on the other hand I feel like I am wasting my degree going into LTC when I really want to be in an ICU or should be in a hospital.