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 1,617 matching Psychiatric Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricMedmetry
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
New York, New York
Medmetry
3 days ago
$4,984/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Plattsburgh, New York
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$4,810/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Plattsburgh, New York
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$4,795/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Wenatchee, Washington
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 ...
$4,598/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Wentzville, Missouri
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
$4,444/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Westbrook, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
8 hours ago
Location: WESTBROOK, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in WESTBROOK, ME! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$3,585/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Montgomery, Alabama
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 ...
$3,065/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,956/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sanford, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Sanford, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Sanford, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,636/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$2,195/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
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 ...
$2,195/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
3 hours ago
$2,149/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
Focus Staff
3 hours ago
$2,149/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Camden, Maine
Focus Staff
17 hours ago
$2,089/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockport, Maine
Coast Medical Service
8 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 ...
$2,072/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Conway, South Carolina
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 ...
$1,927/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portsmouth, Virginia
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 ...
$1,853/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Watertown, New York
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 ...
$1,769/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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 ...
$1,765/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Clifton Springs, New York
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 ...
$1,549/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 (22 jobs), and Rochester Psychiatric Center (14 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 (367), Coast Medical Service (272), and Accountable Healthcare Staffing (216).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, October 24th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,038, but can pay up to $4,984 per week.

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  • avg - $2,038
  • max - $4,984

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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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sanford, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
13 hours ago
Location: Sanford, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Sanford, ME! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,636/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Coast Medical Service
21 days 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 ...
$2,711/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Westbrook, Maine
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: WESTBROOK, ME Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in WESTBROOK, ME! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$3,585/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockport, Maine
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 ...
$2,072/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Bountiful, Utah
Anders Group
4 days ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Bountiful, UT Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: 19:00-07:00 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gr ...
$2,232/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Peoria, Illinois
Anders Group
4 days ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Peoria, IL Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: Varied, Varied Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gr ...
$558/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Peoria, Illinois
Anders Group
4 days ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Peoria, IL Start Date: 08/23/2021 Shift: Varied, Varied Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Gr ...
$558/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Carmel, New York
Focus Staff
15 days ago
$2,212/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
2 days ago
$2,271/wk
Travel contract
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Arnot Health St. Josephs Hospital
Elmira, New York
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
6 days ago
$1,638/wk
Travel contract