Psych Rotation

  1. hello all. i don't get on much due to [as some of you] nursing classes this summer.

    i have had one rotaion of psych and i know this is not the area i am interested in. only with one day on an acute unit, i was able to attend a hearing, group therapy, and have one-on-one with my patient.

    advance pharm is "making my head spin"!

    how is everyone else doing whether in school or out for the summer session.

    by the way, i miss you when i am not here.
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  3. by   starcandy
    Well I made it through the first year. I am now taking a Critical care class. We are studying a full case studies with lab results and generating nursing dx and probable medical dx. This is fun and really interesting. I just has a revelation yesterday that I am finally starting to understand fluid and electrolytes. I am really getting excited about the next semester when I go into an advanced med-surg. I starting to see myself graduating in May 2004. I am also taking an English class, word of warning please take all of prereq's before nursing classes. I am finally having so much fun with nursing and then I have to stop and read Hamlet.
  4. by   Gator,SN
    Stephany, It is sooo good to see you on here! I know that you are very busy! I'll PM you!
    Best of luck with school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gator
  5. by   TeresaRN2b
    Hi Stephany! I am having a great summer. I can't wait to start making real nursing posts like you. I know you've got to be close to done now. I can't wait to hear your "I'm an RN" post.
  6. by   zacarias
    Stephany,

    I feel for you having classes in the summer!! As you know, I'm done and it feels great! I was gonna pick up and move out of the state to start my nursing career. I think I've decided now to stay here for another year and save money before I make such a drastic move.
    I also didn't like our psych rotation. I don't know how much time you get in psych clinicals but where I was, I just didn't think the psych nurses did enough. I would be bored and frustrated beyond belief. Advanced Pharm sounds difficult, I do love learning about drugs though. Please keep in touch! I like seeing your blue .

    Z
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    thanks for the replies! it is 4 more weeks before this semester is over and i can not wait!
  8. by   dianacs
    I have psych this semester too. It is an interesting class. In clinicals we've done lots of one-on-ones and attended groups. I got to observe ECT for a morning, too. It is all very interesting and challenging, very different from, say, med-surg.
  9. by   Forevermomof5
    I know that everyone has their own niche that they find in nursing but I can say without a doubt that psych nursing is not mine!!!

    Every day I went through that rotation I thought I wanted to jump out of the highest window I could find. I never really did see any "real" nursing. I observed many techs, social workers and the like but very, very minimal nursing. Basically psych nursing, in what I observed, is med passing.

    Just thought I'd pass on my two cents. And May is starting to look good to me too!!! I can hardly wait.

    Karen
  10. by   FutureRNMichael
    Not quite just med passing... I thought the same thing... See thread below.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...threadid=38782
  11. by   Forevermomof5
    I stand corrected!

    What the real shame is that as a nursing student, I NEVER saw any of that. If the field of psych nursing wants to get more students to enjoy and possibly want to go into that field, you would think that we would participate more in exactly what they do.

    I am not going to be a tech, so why did I shadow them for 8 weeks?

    Karen
  12. by   kbstudent
    I have my psych rotation in the fall and am pretty nervous about it as I don't know what to expect. In an ideal situation what exactly does the RN do beside pass meds?? I am looking forward to learning about the psych diagnoses/treatments, etc. It is the unknow that worries me.
  13. by   RNIAM
    Hey girl!
    It sounds as if you've got your hands full! If anyone can get through this it is you! I am still trudging along and that is why I haven't been on either. I have alot of papers to get done this week so I better get to it! Let's try and have a chat when this semester is over!
    take care all
  14. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    originally posted by love-a-nurse
    hello all. i don't get on much due to [as some of you] nursing classes this summer.

    i have had one rotaion of psych and i know this is not the area i am interested in. only with one day on an acute unit, i was able to attend a hearing, group therapy, and have one-on-one with my patient.

    advance pharm is "making my head spin"!

    how is everyone else doing whether in school or out for the summer session.

    by the way, i miss you when i am not here.

    having fun in med-surg. here. so much for a summer! good luck with psych, see you there soon!

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