Do you want to help those who suffer from emotional, mental, or behavioral disorders? The psychiatric/mental health nursing major is perfect opportunity to use your skills and abilities to impact someone else's life.
The program provides detailed instruction in behavioral health, dual diagnosis, counseling and intervention strategies, psychopathology, mental health assessment, management and stabilization of psychotic illness, substance abuse, crisis intervention, and psychiatric care.
Depending on your education and experience, your responsibilities as a psychiatric health nurse can vary. You do have the option to specialize in a particular field, which could give you additional opportunities. But regardless of your area of expertise, you will still be able to work with all kinds of patients and make positive changes in their lives.