Still thinking about Psyche Nursing... just not sure..

  1. Hi folks... well as always, I'm still considering leaving Med/Surge and joining the ranks of psyche nurses. I emailed my resume to a recruiter of one of our state hospitals but have yet to hear back from them. May just go ahead and mail a hard copy of the resume to the hospital, and also call them.

    :uhoh21: I'm just never sure if I'm really going to like psyche any more than med/surge. I have always had a strong interest in psyche, every since before I even started nursing school. Now I've been an RN for almost two years. I've worked on this same med/surge unit for six, and am frankly getting rather burned out. I've *never* been crazy about my work but always enjoyed getting pulled to the psyche unit, when our hospital had one.

    Anyone who went from med/surge to psyche, who can offer any insight?

    Thanks!!
    --Cathy
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  3. by   veneca
    I'm glad to find out that I'm not the only one questioning about it. I would like to talk with someone about the psyche nurse vs med-surg nurs. I feel that if I decide to go for psyche I won't have the knowledge that you learn in med-surg. I also feel that we go to school for so much for limiting our future in psyche. Also, the future job opportunities will be limited as a psyche nurse vs. med-surg nurse. I'll graduate in May, I love the psyche, but I have all this doubts because as you, I also loved the psyche rotation.
    I'm frustated because psyche is the only rotation that I really liked but seems like insurance don't pay as well as other diseases. You know that mental issues are the first ones to cut when cutting a budget in clinics. I wish they can put more weight in pshych. Have you hear any positives about this issue?





    Quote from RealNurseWitch
    Hi folks... well as always, I'm still considering leaving Med/Surge and joining the ranks of psyche nurses. I emailed my resume to a recruiter of one of our state hospitals but have yet to hear back from them. May just go ahead and mail a hard copy of the resume to the hospital, and also call them.

    :uhoh21: I'm just never sure if I'm really going to like psyche any more than med/surge. I have always had a strong interest in psyche, every since before I even started nursing school. Now I've been an RN for almost two years. I've worked on this same med/surge unit for six, and am frankly getting rather burned out. I've *never* been crazy about my work but always enjoyed getting pulled to the psyche unit, when our hospital had one.

    Anyone who went from med/surge to psyche, who can offer any insight?

    Thanks!!
    --Cathy

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