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.

We currently have 1,120 matching Psychiatric Nurse jobs.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Psychiatric
Rock Island, Illinois
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004B6C6AAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Travel PSYCH RN - Psychiatric Regi ...
$26-46/hr
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Psychiatric
Peoria, Illinois
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004AdbMAAS. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Travel PSYCH RN - Psychiatric Regi ...
$26-46/hr
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$4,838/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Augusta, Maine
Host Healthcare
3 days 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 ...
$4,536/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
New York, New York
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
TotalMed Job ID #683552. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 45 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Travel Nurse ...
$4,346/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Chicago, Illinois
Cross Country Nurses
12 hours ago
Cross Country Nurses has more of the travel jobs that you want. If this position isn't right for you... don't worry about it. We have new and exciting assignments coming in every d ...
$4,345/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Chicago, Illinois
Cross Country Nurses
a day ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,245/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sanford, Maine
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,025/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Springfield, Illinois
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C4TsAAK. 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 ...
$3,343/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Juneau, Alaska
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2IcAAK. 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 ...
$3,218/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Salem, Massachusetts
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BznFAAS. 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 ...
$3,100/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
San Diego, California
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #674925. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Travel Nurse ...
$2,939/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,710/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockville, Maryland
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2bmAAC. 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 ...
$2,683/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Kingston, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BzatAAC. 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 ...
$2,399/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Knoxville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #677756. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assig ...
$2,297/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Louisville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #685261. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assig ...
$2,289/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Henderson, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #654969. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assig ...
$2,208/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Louisville, Kentucky
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BwmfAAC. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,196/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #263650. 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 ...
$2,101/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Leland, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #677758. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Travel Nurse ...
$2,009/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Northridge, California
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #652336. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assign ...
$1,901/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Ogdensburg, New York
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #215173. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Ps ...
$1,807/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Temple, Texas
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #268921. 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 ...
$1,708/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Valdosta, Georgia
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #265851. 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 ...
$1,679/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 (28 jobs), Eastern State Hospital (20 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 (320), Coast Medical Service (225), and Ardor Health Solutions (119).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, November 28th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,177, but can pay up to $4,536 per week.

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  • avg - $2,177
  • max - $4,536

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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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Clarksville, Arkansas
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2nkAAC. 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 ...
$2,168/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockville, Maryland
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2bmAAC. 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 ...
$2,683/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Atlanta, Georgia
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C0pgAAC. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$1,767/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Kingston, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BzatAAC. 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 ...
$2,399/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Louisville, Kentucky
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004BwmfAAC. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
$2,196/wk
Travel contract
TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Westfield, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
TotalMed Job ID #682793. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Travel Nurse Assign ...
$1,669/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Toledo, Ohio
Ardor Health Solutions
20 hours ago
Location: TOLEDO, OH Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in TOLEDO, OH! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$4,838/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Lawton, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Lawton, OK Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Lawton, OK! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$2,649/wk
Travel contract
Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Elkins, West Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
14 hours ago
Location: Elkins, WV Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Elkins, WV! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$2,304/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: CHEYENNE, WY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in CHEYENNE, WY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,382/wk
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