Choosing A Nursing Career In Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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Nursing as a profession and as a long time occupation, it offers many benefits, and opportunity to grow. Choosing a nursing career means having to explore and choose different types of departments, and areas of interest that would best fit my strengths and my passion. There are many areas and specialties in nursing that we as nurses can grow from, and become a part of which does not limit the education nurses can also attain. Considering the departments and units that I am interested in working can play a very crucial and detrimental of how I will enjoy the job. Here are the three units that I am interested in working after I graduate from West Coast University and accomplishing my Registered Nursing (RN) License such as Psychiatric …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that choosing a nursing career means exploring and choosing different types of departments, and areas of interest that would best fit their strengths and passion.
  • Explains that each of the specialties mentioned requires a diverse skills, knowledge, training that plays in the different areas of interest.
  • Describes the areas of interest in nursing that nurses can grow in and enjoy.
  • Describes the role of a case management nurse (cmn) in the care of long-term care and chronic conditions.
  • Explains that an american holistic nurse (ahn) promotes health, wellness, and wellbeing as they facilitate their client's growth and healing.

For example, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (PMHN) work closely together with the Psychiatrists, and other mental health staff, who treats the patient that suffers from different types of psychiatric disorders such as “anxiety, depression, hysteria, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.” (, 2017) Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing caught my interest while I was in Mental Health class at Silver Lake Medical Center Rosemead. According to American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), which is a resource for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing that I joined and subscribe to their journals is that many patients suffer from mental and emotional issues are due to violence, tragic events, abuse, and neglect. (, 2017) I want to research, study, and understand how and why patients suffer and display psychological symptoms or …show more content…

Holistic Nursing is not merely something we do. It is also an attitude, a philosophy and a way of being that requires nurses to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection in their lives. This often leads the nurse to greater awareness of the interconnectedness of self, others, nature, spirit and relationship with the global community.” (,

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