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What is daily life like for a Psychiatric Nurse

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by LilyH LilyH (New) New

I've been thinking about getting in the medical and for whatever reason....really drawn to Psychiatric Nursing. What's your shift like? Do you ever feel fearful of your life or fear getting physically injured.

Just wondering what made some of you decide to go for Psychiatric nursing vs ER...Maternity...so of those different wards.

Also is there ways I could look more into this type of field before knowing it's something I really want to get into? Has anyone worked as a psych tech before becoming as Psych RN? Did you previous experience have before getting a job as a Psych RN or did they hire you straight fresh out nursing school?