How to get my foot in the door

  1. Hi I've been wanting to work at a psych unit since I graduated 8 years ago. I have been an ER nurse for 1 year and a paediatric nurse for 8 years. I feel like I need a change. One of the best experience that I had at my placement was when I was a student in a mental health unit. I have been wanting to apply but the postings that I have seen seem to always require a minimum of 3-5 years of experience. Can anybody give me advice on how to get my foot in the door?
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    About denisk

    Joined: Dec '11; Posts: 10
    RN; from CA
    Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Mental healt, Paediatrics, ER


  3. by   Meriwhen
    Try getting a PRN spot. Also, with a strong peds background like yours, child/adolescent psych may be one of your best ways to get the foot in the door.
  4. by   denisk
    Anybody care to elaborate the difference between adult vs pediatric psych?