Psych NPs out there....what are some departments or RN positions that you felt really helped you on your quest to become a psychiatric NP?
Of course, working as a Psych Nurse would help acquaint you with the population, the system...etc....but what other job types/positions would you advise a PMHNP-hopefuly to consider? Bedside for skill development and exposure? Community health for a better understanding of whole person health in a social context? Any areas that would be beneficial but not nec. obvious to a first-time job seeker?
Going out into today's job market, I feel that beggars can't choosers so I'm considering all options for my first RN jobs. That said, rather than canvassing them all haphazardly, I'm trying to seek jobs that will help me towards my career goals, and thus the advice of those already there would be much appreciated!