The purpose of this study was to describe psychiatric nurses' emotional and ethical experiences regarding seclusion and restraint, and factors associated with these experiences. The data (n = 165) was collected in southern Finland, using the electronic version of the Seclusion and Restraint Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) and analyzed with statistical methods. We found that the experiences of control and duty were strongly emphasized in responses, especially among nurses with short work experience or temporary employment. These results offer new information about psychiatric nurses' experiences regarding seclusion and restraint. These results can be utilized both in the teaching and in management of the nursing.