I am a new grad RN, and LTC is my first job. My job title is technically "RN Charge Nurse", but I try to avoid being in charge because of my inexperience! I am the only floor nurse RN with a regular patient load.
We have a few other RN's in the building, including the DON (who is completely clueless in every way), a treatment nurse, and 2 weekend supervisors.
I work closely with several LVN's who are floor nurses. We share the same duties. I believe I am paid more than them, but I am not sure how much.
Eventually, when I have a little more experience, they will probably require me to work as fill-in weekend supervisor.
At my facility, we do not have differential pay, so I get the same rate for every shift (including days/nights/weekends).
Since your goal is LTC, you have some time before graduation to do some research and find a good facility. I stumbled upon my job after 5 months of searching for hospital jobs. Since I am new to the area, I had no ideas which facilities were good and which were terrible. I applied in person (no jobs listed on their website) and offered a position on the spot. Later, I found out that pretty much everybody who applies there gets hired on the spot- which can really come back to bite you in the butt if the person is a horrible nurse/CNA.
Good luck to you!! I agree with the person who said that you really have to be on your best game in LTC.... I am constantly searching for basic supplies and the only communication link between the patient and the doctor. If the patient is basically stable, they may not see the doctor for a LONG time, so you better be alert for when they need more help!