I have just been hit upside the head with a brick...........How did this happen:uhoh21: I just finished my Psychiatric rotation in RN school which was an in-patient psychiatric hospital and I worked with adolescents and who knew that I would love it.
My love has always been the ER and I graduate in December and believe me before I started this rotation I was kicking and screaming thinking ewwwwwww I'm not going to like it but have always tried to keep an open mind.
And the funny thing is I told my DH that my biggest fear before the rotation is that they would tell me something like "You would make an excellent Pschy nurse:stone and guess what on my last day they told me just that and offered me the preceptorship program and believe me I was shocked.
DH is concerned because it is an hour drive to the facility and the preceptorship is 6 months long with some really great benefits while i finish my last semester of RN school.
Here is my dillema which i'm getting input from everywhere. My father says if you specialize now that is the only thing you are going to be able to do in two years from now and what about all the skills you have worked so hard to learn in school and the sacrafices you have made with your family (I have 4 children and a hubby who travels all the time and I'll be 40 in July) like none of us have made any sacrafices
to go to school. But is there any truth in that. They tell me it takes a special person to be a Pschyiatric nurse and it is not for everyone and the staff at this facility told me that by the end of the rotation you either love it or hate. They said you know it's not a good fit if you feel like a square peg in a round hole. The pay wasn't an issue I just loved it so much but yes once again DH said what kind of money is it and I told him I didn't know and he said But he's been through so much to get me through nursing school that the pay needs to be worth it.:uhoh21: And he really has been really supportive these last 3 years so I feel like I need to take his feelings in to consideration.............
So I guess what I'm asking is for some input and tell me what to expect and skills and how in the hell did this happen
I know this is long and I really appreciate any input that you guys can give me as I am really confused.
Thanks for listening.........Ruthie