Quote from TerpGal02
The only thing that is kind of nagging on me is that starting here, I worry that I am going to pigeonhole myself and might never be able to work inpt, if I decide that's something I want to do someday.
Congratulations on your new position, TerpGal.
It's also good to hear other nurses, such as you ivyleaf, say that they enjoy working in Community Psych.
position, especially as a New Grad, allows a Nurse to gain experience in the Field. Beginning your Professional Career working in the Field will allow you a chance to immediately call on your own resources in dealing with situations.
I spent the first ten years of mu Nursing Career working in Hospitals. The next ten years was spent working in Home Health and Community Mental Health Programs. Then, the last nearly ten years has been back in the Hospital.
What I'm attempting to convey to you, TerpGal, is that the Transitioning Process between Institutional and Community-based Nursing has allowed me to gain skills in both Team and Autonomous Settings. It's been a Great Ride!
The very best to you in your new position.