Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

Job Description

Psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing. Psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals, families, groups, and communities, assessing their mental health needs. The PMHN develops a nursing diagnosis and plan of care, implements the nursing process, and evaluates it for effectiveness.

Academic Requirements

Becoming a PMHN requires formal education from a state-approved nursing school and state licensure. RNs train by completing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program in nursing.  To obtain licensure after completion of an approved nursing program, registered nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) before practicing in the profession.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
$60-100
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
26%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Master's Degree
Education
Required

Schools

St. Louis Community College – Meramec

11333 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, 63122

Park University

8700 Riverpark Drive
Parkville, 64152
School results are based on career category, not specific degree field. For specific program and degree information, please visit the school page.

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