I graduated a year ago and have worked on a child psych unit ever since. I would like to get back into a med surg environment because I feel like I am already losing my skills and dont want to be in a situation where psych nursing is my only option. A position just opened at a nearby hospital on the unit that I did my clinical rotation on, and I would like to work there because I know the population and would feel somewhat comfortable with this transition. Im wondering if anyone has made this transition from psych to med surg and how it went? Was it really difficult or manageable?? Im sure that Ill feel anxious and overwhelmed for maybe the first year, but will my skills come back to me?? I was a patient care tech while in nursing school so I do have a little experience which Im sure will be helpful. Im also wondering if the manager will want to hire someone like me, keeping in mind that hospital nursing jobs
in my area are hard to come by....So is there anyone who has gone from psych to med surg and has insight for me??