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Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric nursing offers the opportunity to advance your career while expanding your knowledge as you provide services for adults, children and families with acute and chronic psychiatric and behavioral health problems. From diagnoses to treatments, our multidisciplinary teams provide individualized, research-based care.

General Adult Psychiatry (13 Kellogg)

  • Treats patients 17 years and older
  • Programs are very structured and include activities of daily living, goal setting, cooking, coping skills, art therapy and more
  • Unit has an excellent team with superior patient satisfaction scores
  • All members of the team are actively involved in treatment planning

Visit the Psychiatry home page for more information.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (4 Kellogg)

  • Treats patients ranging from 3 years old to young adult
  • Offers acute care as well as a partial hospitalization program with an emphasis on treating the patient and family using a variety of approaches
  • Program development, milieu management and community school relations provide stimulating challenges
  • Patients spend time in an age-appropriate classroom every day

Visit the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program home page for more information.

Rush Day School

  • Therapeutic day school for children in grades 1-8 who have autism spectrum and emotional disabilities
  • Long-term milieu treatment addresses social, emotional and behavioral needs of children in a supportive, structured school environment
  • Nurses coordinate care with special education-certified teachers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health workers and art therapists
  • Parents receive support through family therapy and parent support groups
  • Nurses coordinate care with parents and physicians to ensure medication monitoring and symptom reduction

Visit the Rush Day School home page for more information.

Adult Day Hospital/Residential Center

  • Progressive patient interventions assist transition to the community

Visit the Rush Day Hospital home page for more information.


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