I have just been diagnosed with schizophrenia about two months ago. and I was just wondering what would be an easy nursing job for someone because of a mental illness with less stress and busy-ness. I'm thinking about school nursing. someone had told me that post-partum in the baby room is also a good choice. Although I'm not sure right now since i'm still recovering, if it's a good idea to be around a bunch of new born babies, since i'm so absentminded these days. I still need to see how much i'm going to recover, but i was wondering if some of you guys could give me some advice right now anyway. I'm worried right now I may not be able to follow my dreams of being a nurse because of this predicament. Thank you, I really appreciate it.
Jun 22, '08
So many things play into recovery from an episode of mental illness.
(Age of onset, your response to your meds, stress menagement skills, your available support systems are just a few things that can affect recovery.)
I don't think its impossible for you to establish yourself as a professional but I do think that you will have to work your recovery program very carefully as you return to school.
I wonder if a call to your state Department of Vocational Rehabilitation could help you with your questions. Down the road they may be able to help you with job hunting etc.
Wishing you nothing but the very best as you pursue your recovery.
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Jun 22, '08