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Office of Mental Health

Nursing Careers

Psychiatric Nursing is a rewarding career for those who wish to support hope, recovery and resilience for adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. Nursing staff at OMH work as part of a treatment team that provides individualized, comprehensive and recovery-oriented services.

OMH is currently recruiting for psychiatric nursing staff in a variety of settings including inpatient, community, and forensic.


OMH offers career opportunities for nurses at psychiatric centers throughout New York State. You may use our interactive map to learn more about, or to contact, the psychiatric center(s) of interest to you.


Current Job Openings


Please Note: Nursing positions located at OMH facilities require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For more information see mandatory vaccine requirement.


All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including:

  • 13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
  • 5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
  • Paid sick leave
  • Dental, vision and healthcare coverage
  • A retirement pension plan
  • Access to tuition assistance programs

To Apply

To apply for a Nurse position, you must submit an application: Form NYS-APP. To request an application, please contact OMH Nurse Recruiter.

If you have any questions regarding job openings or how to apply, or you need a paper application* you may also contact OMH Nurse Recruiter.

Nurse Development Program

The OMH Nurse Development Program (NDP) offers tuition reimbursement to eligible OMH employees interested in advancing their nursing education and credentials; subject to available funding. NDP funds can be used to pursue Board Certification or advanced nursing degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels as well as Nurse Practitioner degrees.

*If you are having an accessibility issue on our website and cannot access information, please contact OMH Nurse Recruiter.