Psych nursing experience

  1. Hello,

    I am currently in nursing school and am strongly leaning going into psych. I would like to get some experience in this field outside of school. Does anyone have any suggestions about where I could apply for a job or just volunteer work?

    Thank you
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  3. by   elkpark
    Lots of psych units and psych facilities hire nursing students to work as techs on the unit, part- or full-time. Over the years, I've worked with lots of people who were going to nursing school while working as a tech on a psych unit. Lots of (most?) psych facilities don't use volunteers because of confidentiality concerns -- the fewer "outsiders" on the unit, the better.

    Congrats on your first post! Best wishes for your journey!
  4. by   Heylove
    Quote from elkpark
    Lots of psych units and psych facilities hire nursing students to work as techs on the unit, part- or full-time. Over the years, I've worked with lots of people who were going to nursing school while working as a tech on a psych unit.
    I second this. The transition to RN from tech in the same facility would be almost seamless. Techs are absolutely amazing, and after working as a tech during one of my regular nurse shifts, I have SO much respect for what our techs do on a daily basis with our patients. Good luck! I'm so excited for you!

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