I'm a new grad (BSN) about to start looking for my first job. I'm only interested in psych, please don't try to dissuade me, I've heard it all 1000x. I was the only one in my class interested in psych and didn't receive any career advice. To be honest I'm pretty sure the only psych related advice I received was "don't go into psych".
In med nursing the steps needed to hone your skills are pretty clear. Do a few years in medsurg then go on to desired unit. With psych the steps are not so clear. My dream job would be working with adolescents who have substance abuse issues. There are a lot of substance abuse job postings online right now but I'm worried if I go straight into substance abuse I'd be missing the "medsurg" of psych. Is there a particular psych unit a new grad should start in?
I can tell you which are the most desirable hospitals for medsurg in NYC but with psych I'm at a loss. I'm not sure how accurate it is but I've heard NyPres is the best. Which hospitals would you consider top 5 in NYC?
If there's anything else you think I should know or do to start my career on the best footing possible please let me know.