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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Florida

76 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Mental Health Nursing is the 10th most popular major in the state out of a total 18 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 44
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 44
Master’s Degree 32

Gender Distribution

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

Mental Health Nursing Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.6%
  • Black or African American: 43.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.5%
  • White: 28.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.6%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Florida

There are 188,190 people in the state and 3,187,320 people in the nation working in psychiatric/mental health nursing jobs.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Florida

A typical salary for a psychiatric/mental health nursing grad in the state is $66,210, compared to a typical salary of $81,350 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Florida that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
58,711 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. A typical student attending FIU will pay a net price of $8,311.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
30,061 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.20% which is lower than average. 70% of the teachers are full time.


University of Miami

Coral Gables
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $47,500 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.


Jacksonville University

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,164 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,588. It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. In their early career, JU grads earn an average salary of $42,700.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in FL

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

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 45% $97,270
Nursing Instructors and Professors 30% $0
Registered Nurses 21% $64,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Registered Nursing 16,762
Family Practice Nursing 859
Nursing Practice 487
Nurse Anesthetist 285
Nursing Administration 132
Nursing Research & Other 80
Clinical Nurse Specialist 70
Public Health Nursing 48

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