I have been a nurse for 16 years. 4 years spent in an acute rehab setting and the last 12 in med/surg, which i love. However, I have reached a point where it is time to make a change. I have played with the idea of obtaining my NP or even in medical management. But i always come back to what I had started in college - social work. My plans were to get my masters, become a counselor. I know I have no experience in psych nursing, but when I let my mind stop and really think about what I want to do counseling is what always keeps coming back into my mind. Honestly, I don't have any desire to work on a psych ward as a nurse, i really want that one to one interaction. Now that I have seriously started to play with the idea of going back to school in my head -- I am stuck between a masters in social work or going back to become a psychologist. Does any one have any insight on this?