I, too, went directly into psych after nursing school. I have spent the last year learning to prioritize tasks, organize my day, navigate through our EMR, build confidence in my critical thinking skills and how to work with a team from all disciplines - doctors, case managers, social workers, law enforcement, OT/PT, pharmacies, educators, dietary, etc.. Most importantly, I am constantly assessing patients for changes in behavior and condition. I have learned how to respond to patients who are not only psychotic, but also physically ill, or experiencing a manic episode...all while also tending to the needs of the other 10-16+ patients and keep others calm. I have found that I keep my own mental health in check because of the work that I do. If I'm going to talk the talk about self-care and appropriate coping skills, then I feel that I should also walk the talk.
Unfortunately, the stigma does persist. During a peer interview in a different department one nurse commented that I had "only" worked psych directly out of nursing school.