Welcome to the wonderful world of LTC nursing!!!! I'm sorry but my experience has been that No, it doesn't get better. My LTC has gotten worse and so many nurses are quitting right now at my LTC. Every week, they keep adding extra things we have to do in addition to already being "overworked" That being said, you are a "new graduate" so my advice is for you to stay and tough it out. You have to get that "one year of experience" under your belt and unfortunately, you may need to force yourself to stay no matter how horrible it is. Yes, it is normal to be crying all of the time and to be totally stressed out all of the time. That has always been my experience working in LTC.