Please help! - page 2

I posted this on the general discussion as well; please help!!! Hi, ya'll....... I'm getting ready to graduate with an ADN in a few short months, and I've found myself really stuck when... Read More

  1. by   Old RN
    I have enjoyed reading the above excellent posts. I would submit that psych nurses are born, not made. Growing up, I always wanted to be a nurse, either in peds or PACU (not sure why that appealed to me but at the time...). My first day in psych changed my mind. Coming on to the unit, a little old lady threw her arms around my waist and gave me a big kiss! I decided then and there that it was the field for me. I found out later she was carrying feces in her mouth...
    Follow your heart and don't look back. Medical skills are always available to be re-learned.
  2. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Thank you Old RN--- I printed up your story and brought it to work.
  3. by   live4today
    Well....I don't know how many times I've been told "I missed my calling" and should have gone on with my psych major to become a therapist.....soooo....that's exactly what I am going to pursue once we get out of TX. Our next move should be our last since hubby will retire from the military soon. Then, I can focus on returning to college to further my career in counseling, psych nursing, whatever draws me once I get back into the swing of things. When one of my nursing instructors told me I'd make an excellent psych nurse during my clinical psych rotation, I told her "no way"...well....here I am 15 years after graduation from college as a nurse and I'm "feeling the calling". :chuckle I'd love to go back to that psych instructor today and let her know she called me right way back then. :chuckle
  4. by   Brita01
    Originally posted by Old RN
    My first day in psych changed my mind. Coming on to the unit, a little old lady threw her arms around my waist and gave me a big kiss! I decided then and there that it was the field for me. I found out later she was carrying feces in her mouth...

    Oh Gawwwwd!!!!

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