Hi! I am in the final stretch of nursing school (Sacramento region of California, though will eventually be in the LA area), and trying to decide where to start my career. My goal is to work with underserved/vulnerable populations (especially loving my time working with the unhoused), specifically with a psych, and possibly forensics, emphasis. This is why I went to nursing school, and my passion for it has only grown. I am just not sure where the best place to begin is. I am considering a new grad position in an ER, in order to get some traditional medical experience. I have enjoyed my rotations in the ER, but, in all honesty, I would only be doing this after being told I am basically worthless and unmarketable as a nurse if I don't have at least a year of bedside to work on my "skills". It drives me insane how psych, community health, all non-traditional nursing areas, etc are looked down upon and undervalued. I do have a lot of support and encouragement from my mental health professor to jump in to psych, but I would love to hear more from people who have been in similar dilemmas as mine. Where did your journey start? Would you change anything about your path thus far? I am grateful for any thoughts, feelings and advice! Thank you!