Considering Psychiatric Nursing?
The goal of this article is to introduce the duties of the psychiatric nurse and the environment of the psychiatric unit to those new to this specialty. This course will cover the responsibilities of the floor nurse, the admission process, charting, and daily structure of a typical in-patient psychiatric program. It will also touch on patients’ rights and responsibilities.

Course Publication Date: May 13, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Denise L. Gray RN, MAS, BSN, CCM
Course No:CPN010920
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Professional Issues
Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the main duties of the psychiatric floor nurse.

  • List important nursing assessments that need to be completed as soon as the patient is admitted.

  • Identify four safety considerations that the nurse needs to be aware of at all times while in the psychiatric unit.

  • List the qualities of a good psychiatric nurse.

  • List patient’s rights and responsibilities.


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