First of all, thank you to everyone who takes the time to respond to all of us crazy, nervous wreck new grads!! I know were all crazy but hey, you remember nursing school it makes you go bonkers!! Go nursing students goooooooo!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!
So, heres my question...
I graduated in May and like most other graduates ive been having some difficulties finding a job. An opportunity came up (through a friend of course) for a Psych job. I have mixed emotions about it to be honest. I really enjoyed my Psych rotations at Aurora Behavior Health but I didnt think Psych would be the best career to get into for a new grad. I am wary that I am going to be forever pigon holed in psych for the rest of my nursing career. I mean hey, maybe ill love it and be happy about that, but maybe I will want to go to OR? (what I originally wanted since before nursing school). The job seems really cool to be honest, and I am excited about it but I just have that little voice that is telling me I wont be able to do anything else! Part of the reasons I became a nurse is to feed my ever changing nature!! I can go from floor to floor after 2-5 years. Do I still have that opportunity with psych??
What are your thoughts fellow RN's?? Ideas? Expereinces? Any input is appreciated!!
Laura C. RN
(I cant stop writing it!!!!)