What a difference a year makes! - page 2
I grew up trusting others and understood the importance of caring for others, along with myself. I went to a nursing program that focused on Jean Watson and her 10 Carative Factors and considered... Read More
Jun 5, '10 by CanyonWren"It is better to be broke for awhile and get the RIGHT JOB then to take a job that will harden you or take away your passion."
Thanks for that little jewel of advice! I am a new grad (a very new grad, haven't even taken NCLEX yet!), and finding this whole thing daunting, and I enjoyed reading your post. So many of the people I graduated with are saying "I just need ANY job," but I'm a little leery of that for exactly the reason you stated. It really does make such a difference to be working with a supportive team! My preceptorship was in a small town ED and it was GREAT because I actually felt friendship amongst the people I was working with, and they were so welcoming and supportive to me. (Sadly, that hospital is not hiring new grads.)
Anyway, psych nursing is one direction I'm contemplating because -- like you -- I find myself a little different from my peers in that I'm drawn to stuff beyond the technical side of nursing. Congrats on finding a workplace that fits you so well!