I am just beginning a BSN program and have always had an interest in psychology and I'm thinking about specializing in at as a nurse. I am curious how each of you realized or decided to become mental health nurses? And did you enjoy your clinical rotations in psych during nursing school?
Jan 5, '06
My mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 4 years old. I always knew I would end up in a helping profession of some kind, and naturally, psychology was always interesting to me. I was horrified by the way my mother was treated when she was finally institutionalized (this was in the late 70's early 80's when I was a young kid), and I guess I feel like I can somehow make a difference. Who knows, ask me again after I graduate and my first year on the job.....