$27.78
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $27.78 per hour.

$41,188 - $76,628
$41K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,991
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50%
90%

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$22.34 - $35.93
$22
$28
$36
MEDIAN: $27.78
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$0$78K
Salary $41,188 - $76,628
Bonus $199 - $7,024
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,662 - $78,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 235
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $22.34 - $35.93
Hourly Tips $3.10
Overtime $12.44 - $58.14
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $199 - $7,024
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,662 - $78,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 781

Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Psychiatric nurses (RN) provide specialized care to individuals with mental disorders. They may be home care nurses or work in mental health facilities or psychiatric hospitals, working with individuals, groups, and loved ones. Some psychiatric nurses specialize in a specific area of expertise based on age and/or disorder. Depending on their employer, the psychiatric nurse may need to diagnosis illness, start a treatment plan for the patient, maintain health records, and help find therapeutic ways for the patient to manage their mental illness. In addition, most nurses provide information to patients and their loved ones, help prepare patients for therapy, and deliver community education.

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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Compile and evaluate medical history and mental health findings
  • Initiate, monitor and recommend medications and treatment changes
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of patient
  • Facilitate communication between psychiatric services, programs and care givers

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Job Listings

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Lander:
"Listen to other nurses but have your own strengths."
Be a sponge, other nurses want to help you. If you disagree, reason it out. They may have more knowledge than you or have a different approach. Nobody ever knows it all. Be compassionate and thorough, form great habits. Don't gossip.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Alton:
"Skills."
Get to know your patient, both psych and psysical health; know medicines and what they are used for-interact with doctors and families.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Ellwood City:
"Alzheimer's patients aren't Crazy!!"
Listen and observe your patient! That is the main thing you can do for them ' listen to what they have to say' it might not make sense to you but it does to them and observe there actions! Never pre judge them! Accept them for who they are. Some can't help it!!

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Colorado Springs:
Listening and emphasizing with the patient are essential in psychiatric nursing.

Key Stats for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲4%

Acute Care
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

▼2%

Geriatrics
▼2%

Case Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%