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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Centre Hall, PA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Psychiatric Facility- Days or Nights available
Travel

$3,650/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • San Mateo, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in San Mateo, California.
Travel

$3,601/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Wenatchee, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Evenings, Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel
6 days ago

$3,500/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Bay Area Hospital
  • Coos Bay, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
5 days ago

$3,456/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Norwich, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Travel
Today

$3,451/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Lakewood, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$3,400/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Lakewood, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$3,400/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Schenectady, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$3,300/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Mountain View, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in Mountain View, California.
Travel

$3,284/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Coos Bay, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
6 days ago

$3,277/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Monroe, MI
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel
13 days ago

$3,195/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Corona, CA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days, Nights
Travel
1 day ago

$3,163/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • San Leandro, CA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in San Leandro, California.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,148/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Lakewood, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$3,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Lakewood, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$3,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Corona, CA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in Corona, California.
Travel
Today

$3,084/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • San Leandro, CA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in San Leandro, California.
Travel
8 days ago

$3,080/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Spokane, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
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 ...
Travel

$3,065/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Medford, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
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 ...
Travel
12 days ago

$3,055/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Norwalk, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Travel
5 days ago

$3,026/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Psychiatric

  • Schenectady, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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 ...
Travel
12 days ago

$3,025/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Coos Bay, OR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Travel
7 days ago

$3,004/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Behavioral Health

  • Holyoke, MA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
We are seeking a Registered Nurse-Behavioral Health for a travel assignment in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Travel
7 days ago

$2,985/wk

Travel Psychiatric Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Psychiatric Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Psychiatric Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (188), Host Healthcare (120), and Focus Staff (116).

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.

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Psychiatric nurses?

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