Op, most people think that just because you don't want to work in ltc that you have a problem with the elderly and that is not always true, not in my case anyway. I worked in ltc for 5 years and let me tell ya, no matter how much i cherished my patients, smiled, and kept a positive attitude, those places beat us nurses up. I had 30 patients and we all know it is impossible to spend and adequate amount of time with every one. On top of that you have charting, admissions, and 2 rounds of meds for every patient. It is not fair to the residents or the nurses to have such a dangerous workload. That being said, i left and started working on a tele/cardiac unit at a nearby hospital. Although it is tough, i feel i have support and can possibly take care of 4 to 6 patients. I am learning so much at my current place that i feel like a brand new nurse all over again. It is great!!! So as for your work situation, do what you think is best for you and your school hours. If your current place will work with your schedule i'd say stick it out. If this new place works with your schedule then go for them. Good luck with school and your entire nursing career!!!