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Psychiatric Nurses


Psychiatric nurses focus on mental health. This includes the prevention of mental illness and the maintenance of good mental health, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. They care for pediatric, teenage, adult, and elderly patients who may have a broad spectrum of mentally and emotionally related medical needs. In addition to providing individualized nursing care, psychiatric nurses serve as consultants, conduct research, and work in management and administrative positions in institutions and corporations.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Psychiatric Nurse Manager or Educator

Psychiatric Nurse Manager or Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

Experienced Psychiatric Nurse

Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse

Registered Nurse (General Care)

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