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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)?

May 2019
"Very busy, very emotionally, mentally draining."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Newport Beach:
Pros: Listening, talking, hopefully helping the patients.
Cons: Computer charting
May 2019
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Boston:
Pros: The opportunity to provide care to medically and psychiatrically acute patients
Cons: Teaching Hospital via Harvard- nursing staff are underutilized and not appreciated
July 2019
"Exciting challenge."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Hyannis:
Pros: Rewarding nursing job, helping underserved people, making a difference.
Cons: Under paid
October 2015
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
Listening and emphasizing with the patient are essential in psychiatric nursing.
June 2014
"Behavior Children Center."
Psychiatric Nurse (RN):
Pros: Love helping this children. They have had a hard life. I like to see them smile.
Cons: The pay is low and no full time position- hours low. Single mom need more income.
September 2019
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Lakeview:
As an outpatient behavioral health nurse at Lake District the pay scale is terrible. I’m staying in this position as I further my schooling and because people in my community matter. If it wasn’t for my immediate boss and the team here that works so hard for the community, I’m not sure financially it’s worth it.