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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Salem, NJ
RN Behavior Health Assignments in NJ * location icon Salem, NJ, 08079 * briefcase Psychiatric - ST, Healthcare * check box on calendar Contract - Full Time Im Interested * RN Behavioral Health Assignments...
2 days ago
Saint Barnabas Health Care System - Long Branch, NJ
Job Information RWJBarnabas Health Registered Nurse - Psych Adult IP STCF - Full Time Day in Long Branch, New Jersey Registered Nurse - Psych Adult IP STCF - Full Time DayReq #:......
2 days ago
Vivian Health - Summit, NJ
Requirements: Ideal candidates for the Psychiatric RN / Registered Nurses roles will bring at least 2 years of recent Behavioral Health or Psychiatric RN experience in an Inpatient Hospital setting...
1 day ago
Hackensack Meridian Health - Perth Amboy, NJ
This RN position is in our voluntary behavioral health unit....
18 hours ago
RWJBarnabas Health - Long Branch, NJ
Hours: Part time - 20 hours per week Job Requirements: Master s degree in Psychiatric Nursing required. Registered Professional Nurse with current NJ state license; CDS and DEA....
3 days ago
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - Pomona, NJ
Current NJ State Certification as a Mental Health Screener required....
2 days ago
RNnetwork - Wyckoff, NJ
The Psychiatry position will cover and provide care within that unit. The facility needs an experienced provider to help care for their patients....
1 day ago
Nurse Job Board - Elmer, NJ
at this agency according to standards set forth in statement on Psychiatric Mental health Clinical Nursing Practice Population served will be adult consumers with mental illness and substance abuse...
1 day ago
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Port Republic, NJ
Current NJ State Certification as a Mental Health Screener required....
3 days ago
Trinity Health Corporation - Trenton, NJ
Key responsibilities include: Implements the nursing process in the care of adult mental health patients with complex care needs....
3 days ago
Cross Country Nurses - Wyckoff, NJ
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
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Atlantic City, NJ
Current NJ State Certification as a Mental Health Screener required....
3 days ago
University of Pennsylvania Health System - Plainsboro, NJ
The MNO unit has multiple sub-specialties (neurology, oncology, and psychiatry)....
3 days ago
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Port Republic, NJ
Current NJ State Certification as a Mental Health Screener required....
4 days ago
Wyckoff, NJ
As a Psychiatric RN, also commonly called a Mental Health RN, you will be responsible for providing nursing care for patients of all ages who have a mental illness or who may be experiencing mental...
4 days 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 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 (37.4%)
  • 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 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%)