Recently qualified as a mental health nurse. Long story short - I hated my training and it had a massive impact on my own mental health. I have recently started a post on a forensic ward and I jave made a HUGE mistake. Pressures to earn money forced me into accepting the position as I am a single parent with a mortgage to pay. I'm thinking something away from nursing altogether?
RGN here. Some suggestions for you (some will need a little extra training) - Health visitor - you can be an RMN for this. One year BSc route. - Occupational Health Nurse - can start without extra training, there is a a specialist route to go later on to progress past band 5 - Nurse benefits assessor - they will welcome someone with MH training I think it’d be a shame to go to HCAing after all that work to get your qualification.
Thankyou both. I don't want to be a support worker again after training for a band 5. I actually want to get away from mental health nursing. A job opportunity has come up which doesn't require being on the register. It's a mentor in universities for people struggling with their work loads. It would start slow however build gradually. It's something I would enjoy but on a self employed basis. Like I said it takes me away from the nmc register in which makes me worry that I have worked so hard to achieve the degree, I'm letting it go.