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Nursing (Psychiatric) Resume

Psychiatric Nurses are registered nurses, and they are specialized to take care of patients with mental disorders. These nurses are found at different medical centers or large hospitals. The main responsibility of these nurses is to take care of the patients for short term, until they are discharged.

It is possible that the patients might be suffering from different mental diseases, and these nurses help those patients in dealing with their mental condition. These nurses help their patients in administering the therapies and treatments, and make them function normally. They assist and coordinate with the doctors and develop different plans, as per the need of the patients. A Psychiatric Nurse may work in a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, GP's, occupational therapists, or other health professionals.

These professionals have a wide area to work, such as hospitals, community health centers, specialist units, residential units, etc. If you want to join this field, then you need to possess an RN (Registered Nurse) license. Generally, a Psychiatric Nurse should have a bachelor's degree in nursing, from a nursing school or university. You can pursue a bachelor's degree in any of the courses of nursing. Apart from a degree in nursing, it would be highly beneficial to have a a certification as a Psychiatric Nurse. A specialized certification will help you get the job easily, and it will also help you to hold the responsibilities efficiently. As a Psychiatric Nurse you should have the ability to deal with the different mental disabilities of the patients.

If you want to get hired for the position of a Psychiatric Nurse, you need to fulfill all the requirements needed to become a registered nurse. You also need to draft a job winning psychiatric nursing resume, in order to get an interview call, and finally your dream job. You need a tool to present yourself effectively in front of an employer, and the resume serves this purpose of yours. You can mention your skills and experiences in your resume, and send it to a prospective employer. A resume helps you to prove your candidature for a particular job, before you meet an employer face to face.

Nursing (Psychiatric) Resume Example

Christine S. Hayslett
4450 Strother Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact No: 733-541-5522
Email Id:


Looking for the position of a Psychiatric Nurse in an esteemed organization. I want to utilize my skills, and five years of experience, for the growth of the organization.


  • Excellent ability to deal with different types of patients with mental disabilities
  • Possess good knowledge of CMHT model
  • Possess excellent psychiatric skills
  • Able to identify the mental changes in a patient, and excellent ability to record improvement
  • Highly skilled to use latest medical equipment
  • Strong communication skills in written and verbal English
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in diverse working environment

Work Experience

Company: Nimplus Health Care Center
Designation: Psychiatric Nurse
Duration: September 2010 to till date


  • Responsible to observe the behavioral changes in the patients
  • Responsible to operate the medical equipment required to treat the patients
  • Assisting the physicians in different procedures and treatments
  • Responsible to keep proper record of the patients and their treatment
  • Ensure that medicine and injections are given to the patients at the right time
  • Responsible to plan and maintain the daily nutritional cycle

Company: Zumtex Health Care Center
Designation: Psychiatric Nurse
Duration: July 2008 to August 2010


  • Observing and evaluating the conditions of the patients regularly
  • Responsible to regularly monitor the mental improvement in the patients
  • Treated some special cases like schizophrenia
  • Coordinating with the physicians in different treatment procedures
  • Responsible to keep proper record of the patients and the medicines given to them
  • Regularly monitoring the improvement in the health of the patient


  • Completed Bachelor of Nursing Science from Alfred University, California
  • Obtained Certification in Certified Registered Nurse from Happy Family Hospital Institute, California
  • Completed Diploma in Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification from the AIR University, California
  • Completed High School from Saint John's School, Michael School, California


Rebecca B. Conn
(Psychiatric Nurse)
Conezap Health care Center
4302 Bel Meadow Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

A sample of a psychiatric nurse resume has been given above, which you can refer and customize, to make your resume for your next job. The samples are always helpful when you craft a resume for any job.

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