How to transition from Psych RN to a medical floor

  1. I am a 59 year old psych nurse who has not done any medical nursing since graduating from nursing school 4 years ago. I love my job but there aren't many places to transition to in the psych field here and so I would like to transition into another area of nursing. I live in Arizona. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I go about this?
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  3. by   donnabpark
    Apply, Apply, Apply! The communication skills needed in Psych nursing are valuable in almost every area of nursing. Patient satisfaction is extremely important and hiring managers are looking for this skill. I have just transitioned into another area of nursing from Psych experience (and I had not worked in 20 yrs.). It only took me about four months to find a great job.
  4. by   mariebailey
    I'm really anxious to see your responses b/c my experience is limited to public health. Even though I love it & want to remain in the field, I have no idea how to transition to acute care if ever the need should arise. Refresher courses? I feel like I would be at a disadvantage relative to a new grad with regard to my technical skills on the floor.
  5. by   prince05
    Hello,am a final year student of general nursing in ghana i would like to seek for to further my education anywhere in the world...............if anyone can help me get admission to any school to further my education.please i need someone to hold my hands and pick me up to higher height.thank you.