The average hourly pay for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in Australia is AU$34.34.
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Job Description for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
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. The specialized field of care for the RPN involves taking care of people with …Read more
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Tasks
- Evaluate and assess patient mental and physical health through multiple examination methods.
- Administer medications and other treatments.
- Implement care plans, treating patients, and counseling families.
- Provide immediate and long-term care options and plans to patients and their caretakers or family.
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Popular Skills for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Psychiatric and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
An entry-level Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$29.44 based on 5 salaries. An early career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.45 based on 68 salaries. A mid-career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$37.83 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$39.00 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$50.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (14.6% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (4.1% less), Perth, Western Australia (3.2% less) and Bendigo, Victoria (2.4% less).
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