Psychiatric nurses provide support to patients with mental disorders. In some disciplines, they are also called mental health nurses. They work with patients in order to assist them in leading a near-normal life by assessing their conditions, assisting in designing care plans for them and administering medication for them. In addition, they are expected to talk patients through hard times by providing some counseling and to assist in providing support to the patients’ families as well. They also administer medication and monitor treatment results as directed.

A resume for the position of a psychiatric nurse needs to possess some specific information regarding their education as nurses and specialization in mental health.


Psychiatric Nurse Resume Sample


Phoebe Monroe

4019 Congress Street ● Duson, LA 90289 ● (000) 999-0109 ● Email

*Psychiatric Nurse*

• Highly skilled nurse with over 10 years’ practical experience in hospitals and primary care facilities
• Established a solid repute in mental health support including assessment and counseling
• Competent at managing distressed patients in a non threatening manner
• Hands-on experience in managing de-escalation techniques in order to assist patients with managing their emotions


 Board Examination


 License, State of Louisiana 



 Synergy Care, Duson, LA  Jan 2003 – Present

Psychiatric Nurse

• Assess patients’ mental and physical health
• Design and implement individualized care plans
• Administer prescribed medication by mouth and IVs
• Observe behavior problems and report to the physician
• Counsel patients in order to assist them in managing their coping abilities
• Record health histories and manage patient files
• Act as advocate for patients and provide education to families
• Assist mental health physicians with patient care procedures

 Synergy Care, Duson, LA

 Apr 2001 – Jan 2002

 Student Nurse

• Provided direct patient care as directed
• Obtained health history of patients and file patients’ records
• Administer medication and manage IVs for patients
• Provided assistance with grooming and dressing
• Prepared patients for surgical procedures
• Administered CPR to patients on emergency basis
• Provided emotional support to patients and families

Associate of Science in Nursing – 2001
Louisiana School Of Nursing, Duson, LA
St. Margaret Scholarship

Louisiana Nurses’ Association – Current
American Nursing Association – Current


 Community Outreach Center, Duson, LA

  Oct 1999 – Dec 2000

Mental Health Aide

• Launched a volunteer system that provided counseling to people with mental and mood disorders. Coordinated efforts of volunteers by managing medical appointments and counseling sessions. Promoted activities in order to sustain positive approach and increase the quality of life of patients suffering from mental conditions