I am a new RN graduate, with years of LPN experience in a community health clinic, who will be starting a job in a psychiatric facility very soon. Anyone have any ideas of books or resources that would be most helpful to someone beginning a career in psychiatric nursing?
Jun 11, '12
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. It's a bit pricey ($95/year) but you can write it off on your taxes as a work expense, and they have very pertinent articles.
Jun 12, '12
Do you still have your psych nursing textbook? Review that, and as you care for people with specific diagnoses, look their diagnoses up in the book and see what the book says about treatment methods. Also, each day be sure to review the meds the patients are taking. Connecting the real with the book will help you remember it.