Health services and also individuals should adapt to changing life conditions and innovations with them. Using innovation arise from creativity is common in healthcare field. So creativity is important for nurses which is the profession provides service directly to individuals that are service users. Especially psychiatric and mental health nurses are waited to use their own creativity skills for protecting and developing mental health and fighting against psychiatric diseases. Thus, they can offer positive contributions to themselves and service users. For this reason, importance of creativity in psychiatric and mental health nurses was dealed in the article. Within this scope, the current literature were reviewed by using Google Scholar search engine and, ScienceDirect and Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHOST) databases between March-April 2014. Mainly researches conducted in 2005-2014 were investigated.