>>>>>>Just because you want to go into psych nursing doesn't mean you should<<<<<<<<
As a nursing student myself who has asked questions on this board i would say that for some people they may not know if they would or would not do some of the behaviors you mention, w/ out trying it out first & seeing? How could you really know for "SURE" as a student???
For example: I was a cosmetologist many moons ago and decided to go to school for E.M.T. & when I told people my plans they laughed literally in my face and said "you can't handle that your just a hairdresser!!! you'll faint at the first sight of blood, ya-da...HAHAHA". Well, I had some of my own doubts about it and definately didn't need anyone else to reinforce my fears.
well, that ticked me off to know end and i still did what i said i was going to do, worked on an ambulance, then in an E.R.. I never fainted & handled it quite well, even though other people didn't think I could do it & I wasn't "SURE" myself!
Soooo, now that i'm interested in psych, I feel that "same type" of judgemental attitude from some people.......
Do I know for "SURE" that I won't exibit any of those negative behaviors you mentioned??? No, because I'm not doing it & my psych clinical was only 5 weeks long. did I exibit any of those behaviors during my clinical....no....but does that mean I won't ever?....
My point- I don't think it's as cut and dry for students as you make it out to be? now, if you're already in the profession and are exibiting these behaviors, then that's another thread all together I think?