Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) work with clients whose primary care needs are related to mental health, addictions, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Their education and experience prepares psychiatric nurses to recognize the complex relationship between emotional, developmental, physical and mental health – as well as the role that social factors, culture and spirituality play in illness and recovery.
What RPNs do day to day, depends on where they work. Some examples of where RPNs work include:
Learn more about RPN Scope of Practice and find out more about the many ways RPNs contribute to the health of our community by reading profiles of RPNs in Practice.