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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Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health

  • Midwest City, OK
    • Flexible
$10,000 sign on bonus with a 2-year commitment available applicants with at least 2 years of RN experience!  $5,000 sign on bonus with a 2-year agreement available for nurses with ...
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$26-40/hr

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Charge Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health

  • Midwest City, OK
    • Flexible
$10,000 sign on bonus with a 2-year commitment available applicants with at least 2 years of RN experience!  $5,000 sign on bonus with a 2-year agreement available for nurses with ...
Permanent
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$26-40/hr

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Toledo, OH
    • 3x12 hrs
IDR Job ID #39593. 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: Psych RN
Travel
2 days ago

$5,027/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Oakland, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #729835. 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 ...
Travel
8 days ago

$4,719/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Wenatchee, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #208679. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
2 days ago

$4,561/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Mt. Gretna, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Amare Medical Network Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
7 days ago

$4,497/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Winnebago, WI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
TotalMed Job ID #737608. 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 ...
Travel
2 days ago

$4,411/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Ogdensburg, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: OGDENSBURG, NY Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in OGDENSBURG, NY! This is a full time travel contract posit ...
Travel
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$3,863/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Beverly, MA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Stability Job ID #289260. 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 job title: Psy ...
Travel
Today

$3,789/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Pasadena, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Registered Nurse - Psychiatry position in Pasadena, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #871023 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
Travel
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$3,742/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Peoria, IL
    • 4x8 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006Iyf4AAC. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 32 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
Travel
Today

$3,636/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • New York, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
RN - Psychiatric - Contract - MSBI Psychiatry Inpatient Start Date: 2/7/2022 Shift: Nights (37 hour) Shift Length: 11pm-7:15am, must work alternate weekends. Hours Assignment Le ...
Travel
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$3,571/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Peoria, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Registered Nurse - Psychiatry position in Peoria, IL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #882901 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
Travel
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$3,515/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Peoria, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Peoria, IL Start Date: 02/07/2022 Shift: Nights, 32 hrs minimum/week, up to 40hr guarantee Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on ...
Travel
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$3,460/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Alpena, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289251. 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 ...
Travel
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$3,362/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Burlington, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #289263. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,337/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Honolulu, HI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
Stability Job ID #289220. 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 job title: Psy ...
Travel
Today

$3,308/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Rockville, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IpnHAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,181/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Marshall, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #739050. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,109/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Marshall, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #739049. 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 ...
Travel
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$3,109/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Huntington Beach, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
Travel
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$2,829/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Honolulu, HI
    • 5x8 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IyLfAAK. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,752/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Terre Haute, IN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #739196. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,231/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Cambridge, MD
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days, Evenings
Registered Nurse - Psychiatry position in Cambridge, MD. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #883013 Why choose Host Healthca ...
Travel
Today

$1,955/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Littleton, CO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #738982. 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 ...
Travel
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$1,488/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 Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital (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 (351), Coast Medical Service (229), and SSM Health (140).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 20th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,327, but can pay up to $6,318 per week.

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  • max - $6,318

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 Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Walterboro, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Stability Job ID #288123. 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 ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,431/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Punta Gorda, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Punta Gorda, FL Start Date: 01/31/2022 Shift: Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is lo ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,125/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Walterboro, SC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Walterboro, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Walterboro, SC! This is a full time travel contract posit ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,514/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Spencer, IA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Location: Spencer, IA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Spencer, IA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
2 days ago

$3,200/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Alpena, MI
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006Iy2HAAS. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$3,354/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Oakland Park, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IxIrAAK. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,005/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Oakland, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #729835. 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 ...
Travel
8 days ago

$4,719/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Punta Gorda, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #724203. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,094/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Huntington Beach, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #738898. 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 ...
Travel
Today

$2,654/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Oakland Park, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
TotalMed Job ID #737744. 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 ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,832/wk