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How can I be a good psyche nurse?

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Hi all!

Hoping to get some great insights about psyche nursing. After working in the hospital and interacting with many psyche patients, it has peaked my interest. I'm soon to start a pat time position at an inpatient psyche as a brand new psyche RN, and am excited/nervous. 

 

My question is what can I do/focus on so I can be as efficient as I can be. Time management, collaborating with physicians/social workers, etc.

What can I expect from interacting with patients? Things to look out for, handling situations I may not be familiar with.  What are some things you wish you knew before starting your psych job? 

Any insight would help. I'm sure I'll do most of the learning when I start my job, but any tips are well appreciated.

 

Thank you. 

 

 

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Safety Coach RN has 7 years experience and specializes in Behavioral Health.

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Treat others the way you would like to be treated.... regardless of how they treat you. 
 

Patience, tolerance and understanding go a long way in psych. 

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