I'm trying to figure out whether psych nursing is the thing for me
Psych has always been my knitch, but I've heard the field itself is pretty hopeless to go into now.
My ultimate goal would be to become a psychiatric NP and do the office setting along side a psychiatrist... Also, I heard that they are able to do therapy practices?
The thing is, I tell a lot of people that's what I want to do and they tell me to give up because "all nurses do is clean up piss and **** and vomit."
Is that really the case!? Especially with psychiatric nursing... I'm sure there's a good share of it, but I didn't expect for there to be much. I don't have much of a problem with urine, but vomit is pushing it... I'm sure I'd get used to it, but I don't know if I want to.
The point is, maybe I'm looking for a cushier job than psychiatric nursing. The hospital sounds fascinating to me, but not if I'm cleaning up fluids all day long... that's why I'd rather do the therapy and office stuff. Maybe I need to totally drop the psych thing completely and major english or something - haha!
Can I get anyone's advice