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- by szccdw Jul 29, '02I just wanted to get some insight from some experienced nurses in the is field. The good vs. bad? Would you recommend this specialty to someone else? What would you tell a new nurse just starting in this field? Any info. you can give will be most appreciated. Thank You. :kiss
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- Aug 9, '02 by researchrabbitDown side -- patients are much sicker when they come in these days and we don't keep them as long. There's not much for them in the community, either,
Up side -- it's interesting and mentally challenging, never boring. It's VERY RARE to have a patient die (the exception is geropsych).
For a new nurse -- One thing to remember is that your patients are much more likely to be scared than they are likely to be scary!