Anybody who reads this or posts on here thanks in advance. I've been creeping in the background for the past two years reading up on as much as I could on this website. I was just recently accepted into a FPMHNP program in Missouri. I worked on a psychiatric unit as a tech through nursing school
. I got a job at a Level 1 emergency department straight out of nursing school and I have been working here over the past year. I went to the emergency department so I could learn medically and be able to see psych patients straight of the street. (There is a very big difference between a manic patient in the ED as compared to one medicated arriving at the psych unit) I knew since my first clinical in psych that I wanted to be a PMHNP. I was cautious to apply because I want to know what I should know (before NP school) to give my patients the best care. I am taking my courses at a part time rate so I can continue to work and gain nursing knowledge. To anyone out there do you have any suggestions to be successful? Any personal stories that you would care to share to give me an idea of what to expect. I know school will be difficult, but I'm excited to get it started and under way!