So, I've finally made it...finally graduated, finally passed boards, and finally found a job!
I initially didn't know how I was going to feel about staying in psych after working in the field for 10 years in social work but saw the need for more nurses who have the interest of the patient in mind who is affected by mental illness. This is what gave me the boost to go back to school and obtain my RN degree. Now that i have been working on the units in a well respected psych hospital, it has allowed me to become an important advocate for the patients.
I have also been blessed with working with the most incredible team on the units and the wide span of knowledge they hold to help those who are vulnerable and in need of help.
In my heart I have much respect for all types of nursing but do have a special place for psych nursing.
I want to say thank you to all the psych nurses out there who work hard everyday to provide the best care they can give to their patients and advocating for their needs.