Psychiatric Nursing Case Study Essay Examples

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Sue Tracy Reflective Question #2 Vicki Evans My first day at Riverview Psychiatric Center was filled with a mixture of emotions from fear to excitement. This was the first time I had ever set foot into a psychiatric hospital and I had no idea what to expect. My clinical instructor, Nancy Sorman, met with our group and took some time explaining how Riverview was set up, the different units, and the ins and outs of psychiatric nursing. She instantly put me at ease and made me feel like this was going to be a truly magnificent experience. After orientation, I was assigned to the criminal side of Riverview on Lower Saco. Nancy brought me over and introduced me to the staff on that unit. Reality set in at that point when I realized I was going to be spending time without my classmates and I did get a little nervous at that point. The staff on that unit were exceptional and they made me feel instantly at ease. During the time I spent on Lower Saco, there were all male clients on that unit with the exception of one female. I attempted to build several therapeuti...

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