Please help! - page 2
I posted this on the general discussion as well; please help!!! Hi, ya'll....... I'm getting ready to graduate with an ADN in a few short months, and I've found myself really stuck when... Read More
Aug 27, '02I have enjoyed reading the above excellent posts. I would submit that psych nurses are born, not made. Growing up, I always wanted to be a nurse, either in peds or PACU (not sure why that appealed to me but at the time...). My first day in psych changed my mind. Coming on to the unit, a little old lady threw her arms around my waist and gave me a big kiss! I decided then and there that it was the field for me. I found out later she was carrying feces in her mouth...
Follow your heart and don't look back. Medical skills are always available to be re-learned.
Sep 2, '02Well....I don't know how many times I've been told "I missed my calling" and should have gone on with my psych major to become a therapist.....soooo....that's exactly what I am going to pursue once we get out of TX. Our next move should be our last since hubby will retire from the military soon. Then, I can focus on returning to college to further my career in counseling, psych nursing, whatever draws me once I get back into the swing of things. When one of my nursing instructors told me I'd make an excellent psych nurse during my clinical psych rotation, I told her "no way"...well....here I am 15 years after graduation from college as a nurse and I'm "feeling the calling". :chuckle I'd love to go back to that psych instructor today and let her know she called me right way back then. :chuckle
Sep 3, '02Originally posted by Old RN
My first day in psych changed my mind. Coming on to the unit, a little old lady threw her arms around my waist and gave me a big kiss! I decided then and there that it was the field for me. I found out later she was carrying feces in her mouth...