I guess it can be a very rewarding job if you see them getting better over time, especially as a cpn, and obviously the fact that you have lived experience adds that empathy factor so they don’t feel judged which is great. for me personally i think all the learning is a big challenge. having to do exams is a pressured experience very pressured since you have to process and learn stuff for exams.
plus i would find it difficult to ‘socialise’ with the patients on the wards as i saw them do the nurses. especially considering all the different kinds of characters you get. plus i am a bit paranoid by nature in that kind of setting.
but yes you can get attached to that job in a pstive way if you can cope with it. just as i got attached to the nurses there in a postive way since they were pretty good.
idk if you feel you have the social and communication skills to deal with all the challenging behaviours that you can come across. you got to be pretty confident and assertive.
if you feel you have those skills or have very strong faith that you can develop them and plus you have the heart for the job (which i think you might do) then maybe it is for you.
what do others off the forum mainly suggest if I may ask?