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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Kentucky

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

As a degree choice, Mental Health Nursing is the 7th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 64
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 64
Master’s Degree 4

Gender Distribution

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

Mental Health Nursing Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 13.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.8%
  • White: 72.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 1.5%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 49,980 people employed in jobs related to a psychiatric/mental health nursing degree, compared to 3,187,320 nationwide.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a psychiatric/mental health nursing grad in the state is $73,170, compared to a typical salary of $81,350 nationwide.

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

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,237 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Eastern.


Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

In their early career, NKU grads earn an average salary of $32,800. The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at NKU. 97% of the teachers are full time.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in KY

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

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $96,180
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $71,700
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Registered Nursing 4,131
Family Practice Nursing 360
Nurse Midwifery 305
Nursing Research & Other 211
Nursing Practice 137
Nursing Administration 65
Women’s Health Nursing 50
Adult Health Nursing 14

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