I started my clinical rotations for psych-nursing and opted this week to work on the CAD unit. I was very taken back by this experience, yet felt a strong desire to be there on that unit. I sat and listened to these children's stories, heard their goals and expectations, and had a whole new view about this field.
I already knew I wanted to work in peds. I like working with children. For some, its hard to see a child suffering. Not that I enjoy it or anything, but I see it a different way. I see it as an active participant in this child's life that is helping to heal, to get better, and its an amazing feeling to be such a huge part of that and make a positive impact in their lives.
So, when I did my rotation today in this unit I realized that there is a marked out there I never knew much about and would like to learn more about.
Does anyone work with children or adolecents in psychiatric nursing? If so, can you please tell me about it: What role does the RN have on this unit? What are the responsbilities? What are your experiences? Any and all information will be greatly appreciated..thanks!