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Based on 278 responses, the job of Psychiatric Nurse (RN) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5. On average, Psychiatric Nurse (RN)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Psychiatric Nurse (RN)?

July 2016
"It is interesting and fulfilling work."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
Pros: Working with them partients and seeing tithe " light" come back on in their eyes or watching them learn and apply new coping skills.
Cons: The driving all over every part of the city in our terrible traffic. Computer glitches which are very frequent. Lack of organization and cameraderie amoungst peers.
November 2016
"Listen to other nurses but have your own strengths."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
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.
July 2015
"Never a dull moment!"
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
Pros: Variety of tasks. Fast paced and mentally challenging. Watching my patients go from acutely psychotic to fully functioning individuals.
Cons: Taxing on your emotions. Not being able to educate patients due to their mental status. Cannot cure my patients because I work in an acute care setting. I believe we accommodate drug seekers. Our hospital tends to be the dumping ground for all psych patients that are turned away by everyone else. The lack of protocol when it comes to admitting forensic psych patients. Large employee turnover due to lack of adherence to hospital and state policies.
January 2019
"Satisfied but low pay."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Dallas:
Pros: Great coworkers.
Cons: Pay
February 2019
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
Battle Creek Veterans Medical center is very archaic. They hire managers with no psych experience and less than half the education of several of the nurses they are supposed to supervise. No respect for nurses there.
March 2019
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Cumberland Center:
Pros: Independence
April 2019
"Restore a sense of peace within yourself and increase satisfying with others."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Greenville:
Pros: Setting my own hours
Cons: Dealing with insurance