im 24 years old, fairly young, my first job was in a psych hops. worked there for 3 years and i loved it. after a little while i decided to take the med surg route, got hired in a hospital kinda quick actually.. (what a blessing) anyways, after 3 months of working here i think i became strangely weird.. i hated my job.. resented it. i feel guilty because i prayed for it then now that i have it i hated it.. my anxiety level is so high it's insane, i can't concentrate, I'm so nervous all the time, i miss psych really bad. I'm good with therapeutic communication and taking care of the mentally ill.
now I'm doubting my decision leaving psych for med surg.. is this even normal?? people would always tell me don't stay as a psych nurse.. you're young do med surg, er, tele or icu.. psych not so much.. you will not learn that much from that area.. and you call yourself an rn.. to be honest i got offended with that statement..
i wanted to go back..i loved psych, i was not all jittery, tensed, anxious.. i looked forward to going to work. unlike here at med surg, i feel dumb, doubt my self all the time i hate it with a passion =(