i'm an r.n. student & i had been thinking about going into psych nursing after i graduate in may, but when i took psych last semester and let my plans be known to my instructor she said " ...but, you have anxiety...(pause)...you haven't had OB yet, maybe you'll like that!" & walked away!
i feel she had basically said i'm not right for psych nursing & i shouldn't do it? first of all, my anxiety is "mild" & is definately triggered by nursing school
. this instructor saw me right before a med/surg skills test & i will admit i was anxiety ridden (but, i didn't want a clinical "F")! also, i'm not perfect, i do sometimes get depressed, but does that mean i shouldn't do psych? how can a psych nurse not have their own negative emotions sometimes?.....i do know when to be professional and not let that affect patient care....
anyway, she really discouraged me at the time, but my mind keeps wondering back to psych nursing, even though i've looked into many other things that i could do. do you think it would be a mistake for me to go into psych? i usually don't let people deter me that easily, but i figured "she's" the expert?????