I graduated last May '08 and I went right into the ICU as an new RN. Though I learned a lot and overall enjoyed it, it was *very stressful* and I quickly burned out of the hospital--I have no plans to go back to the hospital at all if I can help it. The hospital is not for me.
I went into psych and man I love it! I found a good unit to work on (juvenile sexual offenders, it's a residential unit). I don't think you need med-surg or a medical background to do psych. Most of the RNs I work with love psych and have only ever done psych because that is what they wanted to do....we have a very very low turnover of RNs in our unit because the nurses are happy with their jobs. Some have gone back to school and gotten psych masters degrees, and a couple have started or grad from psych NP programs.
Anyways, good luck!
Marilyn,psych RN. Homeschooling mom to Taylor (12) and Lauryn (8)