the quiet office, I remembered that there is such a thing as board certification in psychiatric nursing. I think I have to take a certain amount of continuing education courses (online), then sit for a test, then file for certification. It is doable.
My coworkers and supervisors would hate me more for it. But if I'm going to stay in this field, not necessarily by choice, board certification seems like a natural step.
At this hospital, only one other nurse is board certified in psych that I am aware of. He has a little sticker on his name badge.