Hi -- long-time psych nurse here. Yes, that's a v. familiar experience. Most RNs wouldn't work psych for all the tea in China, and can't imagine why anyone would. So what?? There are plenty of specialties out there that make me
scrunch up my
face and wonder why on earth anyone would want to do that. Again, so what??
One of the great things about nursing as a career is that there's something for everyone
-- so many different possibilities. My advice is to think up a snappy comeback to the "Eeewww, why would you want to do that
????" question (because I guarantee you will keep hearing it), and don't let it bother you. Different strokes for different folks, as we old-timers used to say ...
Best wishes for your education and future!