your ltc facility must've been absolutely wonderful to work for. i wish i had the same luck!!! i would've stayed at a place like that. even if it was fast-paced, busy, and required 20 patients, i would work there if the employers treated their employees like human beings and gave them the training that they need to do the job right. that's just common sense.
my ltc facility put me in a horrible position. they did not offer me good training because the nurse was way too busy to even train me. and the nurses had to do atleast 3 jobs, including being the secretary. it was not a good place to start out (or ever work). so i did the right thing and quit because i was going to end up losing my license for "neglecting" someone because i was too busy doing more than one job, or something else really bad that would cause me to lose my license because i had absolutely no idea what was going on. and guess what? my classmate ended up replacing me and she ended up quitting, too because of the working conditions and how they treated their nurses.
so we both (and however many other people had quit... which is a lot) are unemployed and you know what, i'd rather be unemployed than work at such a place. trust me, you would quit, too. we will not allow the slumping economy to be an excuse to stay in a position where you know your license could end up being revoked. that is not how i want to start my career after working so hard in nursing school.
yes, i am a beggar, as every other nurse who has graduated. but i can choose any other place besides that. what are the odds that my first job would be so bad? i'll even work at an er (which i seriously don't want to do) instead of that place. i've applied everywhere and am willing to do anything. i know my position; i know where i stand. i've made the right decisions in life and will be rewarded.