In the days , I have heard 'I'm not a Psych-nurse" so much, it makes my head swim. When in reality, we all are psych nurses, its just that I am in the position to "help " them face reality. I what do you a a little 80yrs old woman who is in the hospital for GI Bleed but also thinks she's 20yrs old and her family is watching your every move. Don't you just want to kick them out and tell her to snap the h**l out of it. Well , I don't have to deal with families but 2 hrs a day. the rest of the time , there in MY World.
so before you say you are not a psych nurse , think about it first.