Hello! I am a new grad psych nurse just starting at an acute facility. I wanted psych all along, and I enjoyed my mental health clinicals very much. I have been in orientation thus far and haven't actually started working on the floor yet. I'm very nervous about saying the wrong thing, but therapeutic communication skills don't exactly come naturally. How long did it take you to master therapeutic communication? Also, do you have any other words of wisdom for a new psych nurse?
Thanks so much!