I'm going to be graduating in 2007 with my BSN. Psych nursing is one of the three specialties that intrigue me. (I know, I'm going to have to make up my mind pretty soon!) I was talking to a friend about my options and she said with absolute conviction and a tone of authority, "Oh, they're phasing out psych nurses, don't do that!"
I told her that surprised me to hear, as the facilities here in our community are soliciting those of us still in school, practically begging for nurses to hire on.
Has anyone heard anything like this? Her mother was an advanced psych nurse, maybe she was talking about the CNP? The clinical instructor that I respected the most was my psych instructor and she hadn't heard of anything like that.