I am currently in LPN school right now, but plan on going the LPN to RN route after. I am VERY interested in working in psych after I get my RN. When I tell people I want to work in psych, they look at me like I'M crazy.
If I wasn't majoring in nursing, I would definitely be majoring in psychology. I have always loved psychology, and would love to take an abnormal psych class just for fun. Although I feel nursing is my calling, psychology is my passion. I could spend hours reading about schizophrenia and the different sub-types, and not find it the least bit boring.
Does anyone else feel the same as me? I feel like I'm the only one at my nursing school interested in psych. Everyone else wants to do peds, L&D, ER, etc. I know the chances of me working on a psych unit as an LPN are slim, but I'm still looking forward to the day when I eventually get there.
Are jobs in psych for new grads hard to come by?