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Excited about new psych position!

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by Kay28 Kay28 Member Nurse

Specializes in Psychiatric nursing. Has 11 years experience.

I graduated RN school in may 2010. Right out of school I got a job at a private psych hospital, working on their locked dual diagnosis unit. It was a 26 bed unit with two RNs and 4 MHAs. The work was hard (alot of people acutely detoxing) and the pay with low. So excited to be starting a new job on Monday, on a 31 bed psych unit. The pay is great, 34$ per hr, the nurse manager is a sweet heart, and even better the RN-to-pt ratio is 1:5. Can't wait to start!

OnlybyHisgraceRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC and School Health.

Congrats! Nice to know that there are nurses that actually enjoy psych, because I couldn't!

that is so great! good for you sweetie!!

I graduated RN school in may 2010. Right out of school I got a job at a private psych hospital, working on their locked dual diagnosis unit. It was a 26 bed unit with two RNs and 4 MHAs. The work was hard (alot of people acutely detoxing) and the pay with low. So excited to be starting a new job on Monday, on a 31 bed psych unit. The pay is great, 34$ per hr, the nurse manager is a sweet heart, and even better the RN-to-pt ratio is 1:5. Can't wait to start!

What city/state area do you work in?? Pay sounds great to me!!!

Kay28

Specializes in Psychiatric nursing. Has 11 years experience.

I live in southeast massachusetts. The position is per diem though, so it is non benifited.

Congratulations! I just got a job offer in psych, and I am very excited!

chevyv, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych. Has 20 years experience.

Holy hell 1:5!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!