New Psych RN Here!

  1. I got into nursing to be a psych RN ... Did my 6 months in purgatory (ie, Med/Surg) ...
    And I've just been offered a job on a psych unit! :hatparty:

    I am going to take it ... my unit sucks, even the director quit ... our management is suffering from chronic, incurable cranio-rectal co-location ... so I am outta here, baby! :angryfire

    Looking forward to getting started in my specialty after 3 years of school and a hellish 6 month intro to nursing ...

    Norm
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TitaniaSidhe
    Welcome & good luck in your new career choice.
  4. by   Psychaprn
    Quote from normj
    I got into nursing to be a psych RN ... Did my 6 months in purgatory (ie, Med/Surg) ...
    And I've just been offered a job on a psych unit! :hatparty:

    I am going to take it ... my unit sucks, even the director quit ... our management is suffering from chronic, incurable cranio-rectal co-location ... so I am outta here, baby! :angryfire

    Looking forward to getting started in my specialty after 3 years of school and a hellish 6 month intro to nursing ...

    Norm
    Good luck Norm-glad you've joined the ranks! I've been in psych for 25 years-now an APRN and love it. I promise you'll NEVER be bored.
  5. by   guitarguy2
    I hope you like your psych position. A theme I hear from med-surge nurses turned to psych is 'wow, people in psych are actually nice to work with'.
  6. by   GooeyRN
    Good luck to you! I miss working psych. I am stuck in purgatory now (med/surg) due to moving and that is all thats available. I am jealous! :chuckle Just kidding... Good for you.
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    Congrats, Norm!

    I have done the reverse...you see this too. I was an psych APN/CNS who now works Med Surg. I love what I do....yeah, I know you don't believe me. But, change is nice...THAT you can believe!

    Good luck, buddy!

    Enjoy yourself and your new position.
  8. by   2002MissRN
    Quote from normj
    I've just been offered a job on a psych unit! :hatparty:
    Norm
    CONGRATULATIONS Norm!!!!

    I went straight from nursing school into pysch and have been doing it for 4 1/2 years and I it. I precepted in psych and worked as a mental health tech PRN while in school. I knew that this was the field for me.........

    Good luck with your new job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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