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Mental Health Nursing Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 38 students earned their Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing degrees in CA.

A Mental Health Nursing major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in California

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 27
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 27
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 27
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10
Master’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In California, a psychiatric/mental health nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Mental Health Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.8%
  • Black or African American: 68.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.6%
  • White: 10.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 0.0%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in California

311,320 people in the state and 3,187,320 in the nation are employed in jobs related to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in California

A typical salary for a psychiatric/mental health nursing grad in the state is $106,950, compared to a typical salary of $81,350 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in California that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,231 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 5.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 80% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.


Loma Linda University

Loma Linda
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,462 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $72,000 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 3 to 1. 92% of the teachers are full time.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
748 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years. The full-time teacher rate is 32%. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,912.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers psychiatric/mental health nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 35% $126,890
Nursing Instructors and Professors 26% $96,580
Registered Nurses 16% $104,410

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Registered Nursing 15,593
Nursing Administration 601
Family Practice Nursing 463
Nursing Research & Other 256
Clinical Nurse Specialist 212
Nursing Science 159
Nursing Practice 136
Clinical Nurse Leader 132

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