I want to work in mental health and am not sure I can handle bed pans and vomit and such (as RN). I was looking into licensed clinical social work but the pay is very low. On the other hand med school to become a psychiatrist is too costly for me, plus I would like more paitent interaction and not just perscribing medication. So I am considering becoming an advance nurse practitioner and specializing in psychiatry. Can anyone give me some advice on the best career path? How long would Ineed to work as an RN before trying for my masters?