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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) directly cares for those with mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities and addictions. A Registered Psychiatric Nurse also works to promote optimal mental health across community and healthcare settings.

What do Registered Psychiatric Nurses do?

  • Focuses on the therapeutic relationship
  • Restores mental health or promotes optimal mental health
  • Prevents mental illness/injury and disability
  • Delivers mental health education programs

Where do Registered Psychiatric Nurses work?

  • Mental health facility or community clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospital or health care centre
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community
  • Schools

Registered Psychiatric Nurses at AHS

AHS employs approximately 830 Registered Psychiatric Nurses.

Other nursing professions:

What are the credentials for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse?