Psychiatric RN Jobs in California

Perform and monitor patient care in a mental health setting. Psychiatric Registered Nurses (RNs)—also called mental health nurses—assess patient behavior and functioning, track and update medical records, and collaborate with other mental health team members to optimize care plans. They may also be asked to administer certain treatments, including medication, as directed by psychiatrists and psychologists.

Because they may need to communicate with patients about highly personal and sensitive information, psychiatric RNs need to be empathetic, compassionate, and emotionally stable. Most of these healthcare professionals are employed in psychiatric hospitals, though some work for outreach programs and private practices/clinics.

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All Medical Personnel - Visalia, CA
Specialty : Dentist Location : St. Johns, Florida Shift: Ongoing Per Diem | Weekdays, 8a-5p Job Details: Dental office DEA certification required 7-10 patients per day Candidate can choose...
3 days ago
Wellpath - Fairfield, CA
This includes the provision of a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with complicated mental health conditions in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local...
3 days ago
Locum Leaders - Vallejo, CA
Coverage Dates: ASAP December Shift Schedule: 8 Hours Daily; 8:30 AM 5 PM Monday through Friday Call Schedule/Responsibilities: No Call Responsibilities Type of Patients/Cases: Mainly Medical...
20 hours ago
Cross Country Nurses - San Mateo, CA
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include: Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Coverage...
3 days ago
Aurora Behavioral Health Care San Diego - San Diego, CA
Health Time Management Health Promotion Psychiatry Medication Therapy Management Complex Problem Solving...
12 hours ago
Prime Healthcare - Chula Vista, CA
Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws and practice standards....
1 day ago
Prime Healthcare - El Cajon, CA
Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws, Practice Standards, interdisciplinary treatment team process, behavior health programming and daily nursing functions for inpatient and outpatient behavioral...
1 day ago
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 06/16/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants...
1 day ago
AccentCare - Petaluma, CA
Job Description/Requirements: As a Behavioral Health RN Case Manager, you will have the ability to work at the top of your licensure while working one-on-one with your clients to provide them customized...
1 day ago
Prime Healthcare - San Diego, CA
Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws and practice standards....
1 day ago
Provider Healthcare - San Mateo, CA
Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs...
3 days ago
Trustaff - Modesto, CA
The Psychiatric RN will assess patients, write a care plan, monitor progress, and work alongside a team of mental health professionals and medical staff that includes social workers, psychiatrists,...
3 days ago
Provider Healthcare - San Jose, CA
Support Staff: LCSW, Psychologist, Case Managers Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs...
3 days ago
Aya Healthcare - Northridge, CA
Travel Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health in Northridge, California Aya Healthcare has an immediate opening for the following position: Behavioral Health, Registered Nurse in Northridge, California...
20 hours ago
Prime Healthcare - Spring Valley, CA
Working knowledge of Mental Health Laws and practice standards....
1 day ago

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Psychiatric RN Online Courses and Training Opportunities

RN Success
This course is an exciting opportunity to enter a healthcare career having a basic understanding of what lies ahead each step of the way as you plan to become a successful nurse! Informed decision...

Special Topics: Genetics, Neurobiology, and Pathophysiology of Psychiatric Disorders

An opportunity for graduate study of advanced subjects in Brain and Cognitive Sciences not included in other subject listings. The key topics covered in this course are Bipolar Disorder,...


Psychiatric Disorders and Treatment
In this course, you will learn about some mental disorders that have cognitive disturbance. An introduction to schizophrenic disorders as well as a look at the epidemiology of bipolar disorders...

Salary for Psychiatric RN Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Psychiatric RN jobs in California as reported by the BLS.

$134,757

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Psychiatric RN positions.

Highest Education Level

Psychiatric RNs in California offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (37.4%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (13.2%)
  • Doctorate Degree (9.3%)
  • High School or GED (3.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (3.6%)
  • Some College (0.4%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Psychiatric RNs in California
  • 1-2 years (28.5%)
  • None (24.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (12.5%)
  • 6-8 years (11.4%)
  • 8-10 years (11.2%)
  • 2-4 years (11.1%)
  • 4-6 years (0.6%)