I need some honest advise. I've been a nurse for over a yr now. First job was in psych for about 3 months and now I'm in med surg which I cannot stand. Just interview today and was offered a position on a children/adolescent unit.
I cannot ever picture myself in med surg, ER, neuro, just to name a few. I've loved psych before I became an RN.
Does anyone feel I should try to stick It out in med surg? I truly believe my heart is psych.
Feedback welcomed thank you!!!
May 10, '13
by Hygiene Queen, RN Guide
Quote from lynds80
It wax only pt 40 every 2 wks.
Sometimes, if you really want to get into a specific area, you kinda have to work your way into it, to get the hours and bennies you want in the end.
So, if I really wanted a psych position, but I was only offered PRN, well, I'd take that.
It would give me experience and get my foot in the door for when a part-time or full-time position opened (meanwhile, I'd have another 20-40hr/week job elsewhere for bennies).
It seems (around here, anyway) that there are not a whole lot of psych openings. Obviously, it's just a smaller area (not as many psych hospitals as medical hospitals) and those nurses who do get into psych... stay there.
Most psych nurses I know, would not give up their spots for anything.
Here's another chance for you... take it! Take it!
Last edit by Hygiene Queen on May 10, '13
: Reason: I realized something wrote sounded unintentionally rude!