Donurse, good for you. I personally think Psych nursing is the only holistic nursing. Of course, that is just a personal opinion, many others, I am sure, feel this same way about his/her area of nursing. I do know that after having spent 7 years in ICU, CCU, and Med/Surg I found my greatest rewards in psych nursing. Psych patients have life-encompassing needs. For example, the privilege to drive a car, have children (or even a support person), own a home, make long-range plans for his/her future, etc, etc, etc (all those things many of us take for granted on a daily basis). If you feel that you have a lot of care and compassion to give this kind of patient, psych nursing is the speciality for you. Good luck with your career.