I'm in Ohio and I thought it was a nursing shortage. Definitely not the case. I am going to take a drastic paycut just to get a job. I have worked LTC, and its seems that is where I will be the rest of my life. If I don't go back to school. I feel so discouraged after feeling unappreciated, constant stress and its not worth the money. Honestly I rather work for 12/hour than deal with the stress of being a LPN. Not trying to be negative, woooooo just needing to vent. I am so embarrassed that I put so much money and hard work into becoming a LPN although it was 15months it felt like 3years.