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 1,668 matching Psychiatric Nurse jobs.

View job details for Director Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral HealthAmatus Health
Director Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Health
Serenity House Detox Center
Houston, Texas
Amatus Health
7 hours ago
We Require: Current and active license to practice nursing in the respective state where position is located. Preferred - A minimum of two years' experience as a Nursing Superviso ...
$36-44/hr
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Coast Medical Service
15 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 ...
$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
a day 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
21 hours 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
4 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 - PsychiatricGifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
GIFTED Healthcare
Clive, Iowa
Gifted Healthcare
4 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 - PsychiatricAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Anders Group
5 hours ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Lebanon, PA Start Date: 10/12/2021 Shift: Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group is lookin ...
$3,571/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Davidson, North Carolina
Focus Staff
6 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IF9nAAG. 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 ...
$3,385/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Brooklyn, New York
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272405. 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 ...
$3,352/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Springfield, Illinois
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
6 hours ago
Aureus Job ID #21-1654297. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36.0 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: ...
$3,317/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Geneva, Nebraska
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272390. 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 ...
$3,288/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Kearney, Nebraska
Medical Solutions
7 hours ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$3,240/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Kearney, Nebraska
Medical Solutions
7 hours ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$3,240/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sylacauga, Alabama
Ardor Health Solutions
6 hours ago
Location: Sylacauga, AL Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Sylacauga, AL! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
$2,995/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Sylacauga, Alabama
TotalMed Staffing
6 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #686702. 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 ...
$2,757/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Charlottesville, Virginia
Coast Medical Service
5 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 ...
$2,593/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Lawton, Oklahoma
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IFFkAAO. 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 ...
$2,529/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Charlottesville, Virginia
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IF97AAG. 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 ...
$2,442/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Charlottesville, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
7 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #691842. 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 ...
$2,436/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sacramento, California
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
Stability Job ID #272372. 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 ...
$2,235/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sacramento, California
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IF5fAAG. 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 ...
$2,178/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IF6iAAG. 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 ...
$1,976/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Atlanta, Georgia
Coast Medical Service
6 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 ...
$1,725/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 (30 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 (380), Coast Medical Service (228), and American Mobile Healthcare (196).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,162, but can pay up to $5,240 per week.

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  • avg - $2,162
  • max - $5,240

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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Tact Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Health Care
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tact Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Behavioral Health Registered Nurse Behavioral Psychology Start Date: 1/10/2022 Shift: Night (12 Hours) 19:00 7:30 Shift Length: 12 Hours Assignment Length: 13 weeks Benefits: ...
$3,900/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Cincinnati, Ohio
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C8mPAAS. 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 ...
$3,160/wk
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Pulaski, Virginia
Host Healthcare
3 months ago
Registered Nurse - Psychiatry position in Pulaski, VA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #629673 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
$1,542/wk
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Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Falls Church, Virginia
Aureus Medical Group - Nursing
8 hours ago
Take a 3 month vacation to the beautiful Falls Church, VA (close to the Wash DC border). This hospital is looking for a Psych RN for a 13 week travel assignment. BLS, and VA or Com ...
$3,618/wk
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Anders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Falls Church, Virginia
Anders Group
2 days ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Falls Church, VA Start Date: 11/29/2021 Shift: 7p-7a Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders Group ...
$3,139/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Falls Church, Virginia
Coast Medical Service
2 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 ...
$3,430/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Cincinnati, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #689649. 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 ...
$3,405/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Cincinnati, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing
4 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #657233. 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 ...
$3,405/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Pulaski, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: PULASKI, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in PULASKI, VA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,566/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Augusta, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
Location: Augusta, GA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Augusta, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,534/wk
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