A registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) works in the mental health care field. RPN licensing and certification is awarded and recognized in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; in the United States, the RPN is not a recognized certification, but individuals with an RPN interested in psychiatric nursing in the U.S. have a fairly short path to certification as a registered nurse (RN), with which they can work in the field.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Tasks
Implement care plans, treating patients, and counseling families.
Provide immediate and long-term care options and plans to patients and their caretakers or family.
Evaluate and assess patient mental and physical health through multiple examination methods.
Administer medications and other treatments.