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 1,437 matching Psychiatric Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
GIFTED Healthcare
Clive, Iowa
Gifted Healthcare
14 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
14 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 - PsychiatricTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sylvania, Ohio
TotalMed Staffing
8 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #688349. 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 ...
$4,511/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricAnders Group
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Worcester, Massachusetts
Anders Group
13 hours ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse Worcester, MA Start Date: 12/28/2021 Shift: 07:00 - 15:30 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders ...
$4,464/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Worcester, Massachusetts
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
TotalMed Job ID #693919. 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 ...
$4,354/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Toledo, Ohio
trustaff
6 hours ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$4,104/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Sioux City, Iowa
Focus Staff
an hour ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IK2XAAW. 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 ...
$3,413/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
San Diego, California
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$3,144/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
San Diego, California
TotalMed Staffing
6 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #696648. 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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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockville, Maryland
Focus Staff
an hour ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IK2EAAW. 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 ...
$2,893/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
North Providenc, Rhode Island
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #274000. 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 ...
$2,868/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockville, Maryland
Coast Medical Service
3 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 ...
$2,829/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral HealthTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health
Rockville, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
3 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #696710. 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 ...
$2,714/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Rockville, Maryland
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IJw1AAG. 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
New Haven, Connecticut
Anders Group
5 hours ago
Psych RN - Registered Nurse New Haven, CT Start Date: 01/07/2022 Shift: 19:00 - 07:30 Apply online or contact us ASAP for more information on this great opportunity! Anders ...
$2,522/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
New Haven, Connecticut
Focus Staff
5 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IJtwAAG. 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 ...
$2,514/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
New Haven, Connecticut
TotalMed Staffing
5 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #696675. 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 ...
$2,467/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Louisville, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273958. 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 ...
$2,452/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Louisville, Kentucky
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273956. 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 ...
$2,452/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Natick, Massachusetts
trustaff
4 hours ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$2,448/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
New Haven, Connecticut
trustaff
an hour ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$2,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - PsychiatricStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Houston, Texas
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273920. 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 ...
$1,905/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
LaPlace, Louisiana
Stability Healthcare
5 hours ago
Stability Job ID #273893. 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 ...
$1,640/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Natick, Massachusetts
trustaff
4 hours ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$1,584/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Brooklyn Park, Maryland
trustaff
4 hours ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$1,368/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 (375), Coast Medical Service (227), and Ardor Health Solutions (119).

How Much Do Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, December 9th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $2,172, but can pay up to $4,639 per week.

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  • avg - $2,172
  • max - $4,639

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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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portland, 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 ...
$2,252/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
San Diego, California
Coast Medical Service
16 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 ...
$3,144/wk
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Coast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Huntington, West Virginia
Coast Medical Service
16 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 ...
$2,037/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
6 days ago
Location: Mount Gretna, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Mount Gretna, PA! This is a full time travel contract p ...
$4,096/wk
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Richmond, Virginia
Ardor Health Solutions
9 days ago
Location: Richmond, VA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Psychiatric - PSYCH to join our travel team in Richmond, VA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$1,649/wk
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Focus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric
Portland, Maine
Focus Staff
7 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C8K6AAK. 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 ...
$2,271/wk
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AccentCare
Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Behavioral Health
Texas Home Health
Temple, Texas
AccentCare
a month ago
AccentCare is looking for passionate clinicians committed to delivering exceptional care in the home.We are committed to quality patient outcomes delivering evidence-based care in ...
$39-45/hr
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trustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Eugene, Oregon
trustaff
a day ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$3,852/wk
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trustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Palmer, Massachusetts
trustaff
a day ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$1,512/wk
Travel contract
trustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Mental Health
Richmond, Virginia
trustaff
a day ago
Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Psychiatric / Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing nursing care for patient ...
$1,548/wk
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