I worked in a nursing home for 6 years as an RN. I did it for several reasons such as it was a 15 minute commute versus driving an hour to work in a hospital. I also lived in a small community and knew most of the patients from childhood. I even got to take care of my grandparents! Yes, it is a lot of work and can be stressful but I loved it! For me, the personal connection and time spent with my grandparents was invaluable.