Psychiatric RN Jobs in New Jersey

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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Chesapeake Medical Staffing - Willingboro, NJ
Chesapeake Medical Staffing RN Psychiatric - Behavioral Health Chesapeake Medical Staffing (CMS) is currently seeking a RN - Psychiatric - Behavioral Health for agency contract positions in Willingboro...
5 hours ago
Trustaff - Perth Amboy, NJ
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,...
2 days ago
Hackensack, NJ
We encourage minority and female applicants to apply Psychiatric nurse, psych nurse, psychiatric RN, psych RN, psych LPN, mental health RN, LPN, RN, R.N., registered nurse, healthcare, health care,...
16 hours ago
Universal Health Services - Westampton, NJ
Hampton Behavioral Health Center is a private behavioral healthcare center and offers the most advanced behavioral health, diagnostic treatment services for adults, adolescents and older adults in both...
2 days ago
Carepoint Health - Hoboken, NJ
Overview CarePoint Health is one of New Jersey's leading health care systems comprised of three long-standing and highly-regarded hospitals Christ Hospital in Jersey City, Hoboken University...
2 days ago
Carepoint Health - Hoboken, NJ
Graduate of accredited Nursing school BSN Preferred Specialty Certification Preferred- Psychiatric Mental Health Certification At least two years acute care Psychiatric experience preferred in all patient...
2 days ago
CarePoint Health - Jersey City, NJ
Qualifications NJ Registered Nurse license/BSN prepared (Masters preferred) and BLS Certification required with a minimum of five (5) years clinical experience in behavioral health nursing required....
1 day ago
Penn Medicine - Princeton, NJ
Has a knowledge base of principles of psychiatry, chemical dependency, and mental health....
17 hours ago
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Lyons, NJ
The Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System is seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work in the PCS - Mental Health unit.Incumbent performs nursing activates and...
2 days ago
Amedisys - Hackensack, NJ
Assesses the medical, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, safety, developmental status, and behavioral health/psychiatric nursing needs of the patient during the initial nursing evaluation....
1 day ago
Alumni Healthcare Staffing - Piscataway, NJ
health diagnosis is a must!...
1 day ago
Crozer-Keystone Health System - Delaware, NJ
Qualifications CRNP must have certification as either an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (formerly known as Family PsychiatricMental...
3 days ago
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ
Minimum of one (1) year of psychiatric nursing experience....
4 days ago
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ
Minimum of one (1) year of psychiatric nursing experience. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Computer literacy....
4 days ago
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, NJ
Minimum of one (1) year of psychiatric nursing experience. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Computer literacy....
4 days ago

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Salary for Psychiatric RN Jobs in New Jersey

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


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Psychiatric RN positions.

Highest Education Level

Psychiatric RNs in New Jersey offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (37.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.1%)
  • Associate's Degree (13.1%)
  • Doctorate Degree (9.3%)
  • High School or GED (3.8%)
  • 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 New Jersey
  • 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%)