Mental health nurses assess patients by interacting with them about their mental health issues and drawing up the best ways to care for them. They listen to patients' needs and act accordingly. They provide treatment to patients and ensure medications are correctly used. Furthermore, they assist patients in overcoming their mental health problems. Additionally, they help patients in coping with and managing their emotions effectively. Also, they prepare and maintain the medical records of patients. Similarly, they monitor patients' progress with their families.
For this job, you need a minimum of a bachelor's degree in nursing, mental health, or a related discipline. You must have at least three years of relevant work experience. You must possess communication, time management, decision-making, stress management, interpersonal, observation, and problem-solving skills. Likewise, you must have great mental and emotional stability. These nurses earn an average annual salary of $52,746. This falls between $33,000 and $84,000.