Hi everybody, I am new to posting here but have always read alot of posts and found them very helpful. I graduated in May 2010 and passed the NCLEX in July. I have a pretty good back ground as an EMT and ER tech and have always dreamed of being an ER nurse. The budget fell out at the hospital where I worked as a tech and they stopped all training programs. So I have applied to every hospital system in a 70 mile radius for any possible open position and nothing, not even a phone call!So now, I have finally gave up and started applying to anything I can find and today a nursing home called and gave me an interview. So here's the point: I really don't want to work in a nursing home (especially our local ones), I want to at least be in an acute care environment. I feel so guilty because we are so behind on our bills that I have to take whatever I can get or else we are going to starve! But I feel guilty taking a job I just don't even know I can be passionate about. Don't get me wrong I will always provide the best care possible no matter where I am or what I am getting paid (I was a volunteer for years). I had so many issues with the place when family members were there. My husband tells me that he knows if anyone could change them it is me, but I don't know if I even want my name associated with the place! Just hoping someone could give me some insight on LTC nursing and if I am making the right decision. I can do anything for a little while, I am just really scared that if I stay too long I may never get into a hospital setting.