Is it hard to branch into other fields of nursing if you start in psych?

I'm a nursing student that's about to graduate and I've been offered work at a psych ward as a RN after I graduate. I've heard it's hard to get into other fields of nursing if you start in psych. I didn't particularly care for my psych clinicals but I feel if I'm being offered a job I should take it before I miss out on employment. My goal is to become a ER nurse and a firefighter.

Asked By: - 7/10/2012
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Are you following Joe Paciello's footsteps or something? xD Lol... More
Answered By: ♫мυѕι¢♫ - 7/14/2012
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as a nurse it's pretty easy to branch out into other departments. you don't necessarily have to take the first job offered to you. there are tons of nursing jobs being offered since there is a lot of demand for it. if you don't like psych then don't do that. you don't wanna have the possibility of being stuck in... More
Answered By: Brittany - 7/10/2012
Answered By: john - 7/10/2012
This is sort of out of my field of expertise (donuts), but wouldn't it be kind of weird if I got admitted to a psych ward "again" and you had to treat me?
Answered By: TOUCH MY PIGTAILS AND DIE! - 7/10/2012
wait for a more rewarding job to come along
Answered By: Naughty Angel - 7/11/2012
I have heard that, but jobs are reaaaally hard to come by currently. It may be a challenge to branch into something else but it can also be great job experience. You need psych for everything, dealing with people in any career requires those skills... More
Answered By: Timmy Timm - 7/11/2012
Wouldn't psych experience be really useful in ER work, because a lot of people who roll into the ER have psych problems? I don't see how it could possibly be an obstacle. But I'm not a nurse.
Answered By: Elaine - 7/12/2012
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