Travel Psychiatric Nurse Jobs

Psychiatric nurses, also called mental health nurses, specialize in caring for patients of all ages who are experiencing mental illness or distress. Psych nurses may treat a variety of mental illnesses or focus on specific age groups or disorders, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dementia, substance abuse, or eating disorders. They’re experts in crisis intervention and work closely with their patients to help them manage their mental illnesses and live fulfilling lives.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital
St. Charles, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
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View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital
St. Charles, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
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View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides leadership and coordination of unit staffing while ensuring implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESAssigns, directs, educat ...
$24-38/hr
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View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides leadership and coordination of unit staffing while ensuring implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESAssigns, directs, educat ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides leadership and coordination of unit staffing while ensuring implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESAssigns, directs, educat ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides leadership and coordination of unit staffing while ensuring implementation of clinical objectives and quality patient care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESAssigns, directs, educat ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthSSM Health
Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Bridgeton, Missouri
SSM Health
12 hours ago
Provides direct patient care to behavioral health patients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESCompletes admitting an ...
$24-38/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Coast Medical Service
a day ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$5,240/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sylvania, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Sylvania, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Sylvania, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$4,838/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sylvania, Ohio
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Psychiatric - (Psych RN)StartDate: 12/28/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $4547.92 - 5011.99Serving the greater Toledo, Oh ...
$4,779/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricGifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
GIFTED Healthcare
Clive, Iowa
Gifted Healthcare
19 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has 36hr options, travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the special ...
$4,639/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
GIFTED Healthcare
Clive, Iowa
Gifted Healthcare
19 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has 36hr options, travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the special ...
$4,639/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Salem, Massachusetts
American Mobile Healthcare
12 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Psychiatric - (Psych RN)StartDate: 12/14/2021Available Shifts: 12 D/N, 12 D/E, 12 D/E/N Pay Rate: $4304.02 - 4743.21Exclusive ...
$4,523/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Hartford, Connecticut
Host Healthcare
16 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Psychiatry position in Hartford, CT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #715938 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
$3,780/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Mt Gretna, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
15 hours ago
Stability Job ID #263549. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Ps ...
$3,488/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
York, Pennsylvania
American Mobile Healthcare
12 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Psychiatric - (Psych RN)StartDate: 12/23/2021Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $3269.47 - 3603.09This outstanding Psychiatry un ...
$3,436/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
York, Pennsylvania
American Mobile Healthcare
12 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Psychiatric - (Psych RN)StartDate: 12/23/2021Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $3269.47 - 3603.09This outstanding Psychiatry un ...
$3,436/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Melrose, Massachusetts
Focus Staff
12 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IFgUAAW. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,635/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Lawton, Oklahoma
American Mobile Healthcare
12 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Psychiatric - (Psych RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $2352.18 - 2592.19This top-ranked Psych unit is ready ...
$2,472/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Host Healthcare
13 hours ago
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
$2,268/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portland, Maine
Coast Medical Service
13 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,960/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Springfield, Illinois
Coast Medical Service
16 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$1,842/wk
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Psychiatric Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Psychiatric Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Psychiatric Nurse jobs are SSM Health DePaul Hospital- Saint Louis (38 jobs), Eastern State Hospital (22 jobs), and SSM Health Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville (18 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Psychiatric Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Psychiatric Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (379), Coast Medical Service (226), and American Mobile Healthcare (191).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Saturday, December 4th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,201, but can pay up to $5,240 per week.

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What does a psychiatric nurse do?

Psychiatric RNs assess the mental health needs of individuals, which includes providing care based on treatment and nursing care plans, and educating and supporting patients, but doesn’t include counseling. Psychiatric RNs administer prescribed medications and assess their effectiveness and side effects, but they can’t prescribe medications. They also provide crisis intervention, complete new admissions’ paperwork, and ensure patient charts are complete. 

Psychiatric advanced practice RNs have expanded scopes of practice, which varies based on the state of practice. APRNs are more involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan creation process. They can also offer psychotherapy, including counseling individuals and leading therapeutic groups, and can prescribe medications in some states. Sometimes the roles of a psychiatric APRN overlaps with those of a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker.

Where do psychiatric nurses work?

Psych nurses have a wide array of work settings, including the mental health wards of community or general services hospitals or at psychiatric hospitals. They may also work at substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health centers, correctional facilities, schools for individuals with mental or emotional issues, and outpatient mental health organizations.

What skills make a good psychiatric nurse?

Psychiatric nurses must have a solid foundation in the behavioral sciences and extensive knowledge about medication effects and interactions. They must be experts in mental health assessment and crisis intervention, including recognizing the signs of deteriorating or advancing mental illness. Excellent interpersonal skills are crucial, which includes good verbal communication and active listening skills, and empathy. They must be detail oriented with excellent written communication skills to thoroughly and accurately chart patients. Critical thinking, multitasking, and teamwork also top the list of desirable skills.

How to become a Psychiatric Travel Nurse

Becoming a travel psychiatric nurse means fulfilling requirements to become a registered nurse, which includes earning an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program, passing the NCLEX-RN, completing all state licensing requirements, and earning Basic Life Support certification. Most travel psychiatric nursing positions require between one and two years of experience in a psychiatric setting. Psychiatric APRNs must earn a master’s degree. 

While not required, board certification can be helpful and obtained through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Certification requires two years full-time RN practice with a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice and 30 hours of continuing education in psychiatric nursing within three years.

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
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2 months ago
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$5,475/wk
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Plainview, New York
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Amityville, New York
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2 months ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Bellingham, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
3 months ago
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