Psychiatric nurses care for individuals and families of all ages in the community, prisons, or hospital/facility setting to support people with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders, and forms of dementia. Psych nurses provide assessment and care planning for patients using the nursing process and administer medications while monitoring patients through treatment.
Psychiatric nurses work within a team of psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. Depending on the area where the nurse works they could be supporting those withdrawing from drugs or alcohol, in behavioural health centers or seeing patients on a regular basis in an outpatient setting.
A psychiatric nurse is a registered who has obtained experience and specialized training in working with those with mental health issues. They obtain high levels of compassion, patience and a non-judgemental approach and can become certified in psychiatric nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Certifications and associations for this specialty:
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Our featured Psychiatric nurse experts
Expert 4387 - has 20 years of nursing experience with a primary focus in mental health and addiction nursing in roles including: staff nurse, charge nurse, house supervisor, intake and support line along with Medical Detox and Recovery. She has been reviewing legal cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant since 2012. This expert is currently living and working in Colorado. To read more on this expert click here.
Expert 2687 - has 18 years of clinical and administrative nursing experience including med-surg, ER, ICU and cardiac rehab. She has been working in Behavioural Health since 2007 caring for patients with mental health and chemical dependency issues. She is currently living and working in Texas.
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