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Examples of activities that are not restricted are:

  • Applying and managing physical restraints and seclusion.
  • Assisting with activities of daily living.
  • Completing a mental status examination.
  • Collecting, storing and transporting specimens.
  • Counselling clients.
  • Providing crisis intervention.
  • Dispensing and administering some medications (e.g., Schedule III drugs).
  • Administering and dispensing unscheduled naloxone.
  • Educating students and colleagues on psychiatric nursing concepts.
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion, prevention and maintenance strategies.
  • Pronouncing death.
  • Conducting risk assessments.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate documentation.
  • Using evidence-based resources to interpret clinical observations and to support decisions.
  • Using and engaging in psychiatric nursing research.​

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