I don't know exactly how to start this. I have read multiple sites, but it doesn't appear that many people know about the different kinds of psych nursing out there. I have worked in eating disorders, adult, geriatric and adolescent. By far my favorite is my current job as a psych nurse on an adolescent boys sex offender unit. These boys stay at the facility 8-12 months. I really get to know the boys and their families and the technicalities that led them astray. I encourage people to learn about the different types of psych nursing before judgement is passed. I didn't know if I would be okay working on this unit until I did it, now I love it.
Please don't give up on psych patients!