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New grad with a job in a psychiatric facility

  1. 4 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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  3. Visit  Autymn profile page
    Naenae - so awesome; grats on your upcoming position!
  4. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
    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. Visit  phillycpnp-pc profile page
    Good luck...that's great! is it CAPU? or adults?
  6. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
    Awesome! Welcome to the dark side
  7. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
    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. Visit  SUstudent profile page
    Good job!
    Last edit by SUstudent on May 15, '12 : Reason: misunderstood post
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  11. Visit  Nurse Maru profile page

    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. Visit  TerpGal02 profile page
    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.
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  13. Visit  chevyv profile page
    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