I've got a bachelor's degree in psychology, spent a year in grad school for psychology, now I've switched my major to nursing (I specifically want to get into psychiatric nursing).
The problem is, I will have to spend 1 year fulfilling the pre-nursing requirements and then to get the bsn will take 2 more years. I know "time flies by when you're having fun
" but an additional 2 years on top of this for the msn to specialize in psych nursing, may be a bit much, PLUS I really need to start earning money sooner than later.
My question is, are any of you working in mental health but just have a bsn? If so, are your duties more so like bed-side nursing for the mentally ill or do you do other things as well?
Thanks for your help.