This is a discussion on APRN with mental illness? in Nursing Career Advice ... Hey everyone,
Wow. I can't remember the last time I was here. I think I was in my first semester...
Wow. I can't remember the last time I was here. I think I was in my first semester of my ADN program. I graduated in December of 2008 and since then I have only had one job, which only lasted 4 months. It was on an Orthopedic floor and although it wasn't the work that caused it, I ended up having to quit my job after being hospitalized for a Bipolar breakdown.
I'm saying that to say this. By this time, I thought I would be well on my way to having my RN-BSN, possibly RN-MSN. All of this was put on hold due to my illness and the fact that, even now, I haven't been able to get stable enough to work as an RN or go back to school.
For as long as I can remember, my ultimate goal was to become an APRN of Psychiatry. Now it seems that dream is no longer possible. I haven't talked to anyone knowledgeable about it, but I wonder if it's even POSSIBLE for that to happen considering my history even when I do become stable. In my own head, I'm thinking it's probably not even legal for someone to practice as an APRN of Psychiatry with a background such as mine. But I don't know.
I'm asking you all first. Thanks in advance for any answers. It's good to be back :redpinkhe
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