Two extreme spectrums-- depends on you, your goals, financial situation, relationship status, ability to stay in school, etc. <br />
Generally speaking, the job requiring the most schooling should yield the greatest benefit. <br />
That's about all I can contribute at this moment.
Just keep in mind that most people can't do the extended schooling-- that might motivate you to keep at it.
People at your age get anxious to start their lives -- get married, have kids, buy a home, car payments, etc.
That's all good, but if you have a career goal that requires extensive schooling, those things will likely need to be delayed; (some people do it with kids, but that's an uphill battle).
There's inertia to life-- once it starts- it's really hard to stop it and start over.
My point is- with goals like this- the best and safest thing to do is stay single, don't get pregnant and sacrifice driving a mediocre car for the next six years. The payoff later will be worth the sacrifice.
I would go for Psychology you have a better chance of advancing and even getting a doctorate<br />
But in mental nursing your only going to be an ordinary nurse specialising in mental health instead of say surgery<br />
Unless you decide to do Psychology and incorporate mental health into maybe a part time course depends on hard you wish to work and your other commitments.<br />
The two together would certainly give you an edge but then would have to do your nursing first. Unless nurses aid.<br />
Depends if you can do 6 years or 3 years... if it was me I would take the quickest course so that you start your career quicker
Ide go for Nursing I love medicine and the hospital environment. Medicine fascinates me