Perhaps there is a specific psych NP forum, but thought I'd post here.
I'm an ADN RN, but had a lot of credits towards psychology before switching to nursing. I believe it would take 1 1/2 years possibly 2 years to complete a BS degree in psychology or nursing.
Past experience has been mostly LTC, some hospice, and the last two years I have been a case manager for behavioral health members. I've been off the floor for many years.
With a goal of working as a psych NP in mind, I'm certain the case management will be valuable, but should I try to return to floor nursing? I have worked in various LTC'S but it was many years ago, so it will be step one to work in a psych hospital or clinic . Would it be best to work in an acute setting such as psych ER or focus on an area where residents stay longer than a few days?