I had 3 days orientation in an LTC setting too and it was a nightmare on my first day on my own. But I got through it just fine, after a couple of weeks bombarding my coworkers with lots of questions and getting to know the patients and their usual concerns. As an RN, there are times youre the only RN esp if youre on NOC shift. You can be the RN supervisor and have your own set of patients too. Here in Southern Cali, new grad RNs start at 24/hr.