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Psychiatric Nurse Jobs Salary Insights
Average Psychiatric Nurse Salary
The average salary for a Psychiatric Nurse is $43.33 per hour. This is 2% lower than the nursing US average of $44.04.
Last updated on December 10, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.
Psychiatric Nurse Jobs FAQs
What hospitals currently have the most Psychiatric Nurse job opportunities?
Does Vivian have any per diem Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 7 jobs listed for per diem Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $43 per hour on average and up to $49 per hour for the highest-paying role.
Does Vivian have any local contract Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 39 listings for local contract Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $49 per hour on average, and up to $75 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Does Vivian have any travel Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 1,281 listings for travel Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $2,090 per hour on average, and up to $3,242 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a Psychiatric Nurse?
Take a look at Vivian's Psychiatric Nurse Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is a Psychiatric Nurse?
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.
Which certifications are best for psychiatric nurses?
Some healthcare employers may prefer psychiatric nurse job candidates with Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (PMH-BC), Verbal Intervention (CPI-VI), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI-NCI) or Nonviolent Crisis Intervention with Advanced Physical Skills Training (CPI-NCI Advanced), and some may even require specific professional certifications.
How does having a Verbal Intervention (CPI-VI) increase my value as a Psychiatric nurse job candidate?
Having a Verbal Intervention (CPI-VI) validates your knowledge and skills as a psychiatric nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.