New grad with a job in a psychiatric facility

  1. Hi guys, I'm new on here and I am 2 weeks away from completing my degree! Since my first psych placement I've felt that it was for me and I'm stoked to say I have a job ready and waiting for me in a long term facility! So pls expect to see me on here asking advice or just expressing/venting my new experiences.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Autymn
    Naenae - so awesome; grats on your upcoming position!
  4. by   Enthused RN
    Congrats! It's awesome that you got an offer as a new grad in the specialty you want! That's very rare nowadays so it's nice to see it still happening from time to time.
  5. by   phillycpnp-pc
    Good luck...that's great! is it CAPU? or adults?
  6. by   Meriwhen
    Awesome! Welcome to the dark side
  7. by   Been there,done that
    Best of luck and congratulations.

    I found psychiatric nursing to be extremely challenging.

    It's easy to observe physical disease.. but psychological...requires another insight altogether.
  8. by   SUstudent
    Good job!
    Last edit by SUstudent on May 15, '12 : Reason: misunderstood post
  9. by   jtmarcy12
    Congratulations!!
  10. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Congrats!!!!
  11. by   Nurse Maru
    Congratulations!

    So happy that you got the position you wanted! It's always so good to see nurses come into psych with enthusiasm such as yours.
  12. by   TerpGal02
    Congrats! I just started my first job in psych today. Like you, I always felt extremely called to psych and did my practicum in it. I am working in the community on an ACT team, and am looking forward to growing into my new role.
  13. by   chevyv
    Yea!!!! I too was lucky to land a job in BH on a ltc unit. I was surprised during the interview to learn that ltc was different in behavioral health. I have pts from 20 something to 70 something. Much different than when I was a LPN in a ltc facility where most of my residents were over 70. Took some getting used to but I'm still loving it and it's been about 2yrs now

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