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Finding Balance as a New Psychiatric Nurse

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Transitioning from being a student to practicing as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (PMHN) is a big step. We sat down with Valeria Dworkowitz, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, a psychiatric nurse in Old Bridge, N.J. who practices at an outpatient setting that offers programs for adolescents and adults, to learn more about her first year as an independent Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). She shared advice for students considering a specialty in psychiatric nursing.

Transitioning from being a student to practicing as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse (PMHN) is a big step. We sat down with Valeria Dworkowitz, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, a psychiatric nurse in Old Bridge, N.J., who practices at an outpatient setting that offers programs for adolescents and adults. We learned more about her first year as an independent Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), and she shared advice for students considering a specialty in psychiatric nursing.

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