I have the most respect for psych nurses. I am a nurse, but have been admitted many times to inpatient mental health units. I know first hand that I do not have what it takes to be a good psych nurse. But I am very thankful for all those nurses who do have a niche for psych and am very grateful for the care that I have received over many years. Simply put, they have been there for the worst times of my life and I am so blessed that they were there. Psych nursing is highly under-rated in my opinion, but I am so glad there are those who have a passion for it.