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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Louisiana

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

A Mental Health Nursing major is the 7th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Louisiana

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 30
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30

Gender Distribution

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

Mental Health Nursing Majors in LA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 60.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 30.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in LA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Louisiana

46,730 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. LA

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Louisiana

In this state, psychiatric/mental health nursing grads earn an average of $72,010. Nationwide, they make an average of $81,350.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
10,900 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,700 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.40%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,049.


McNeese State University

Lake Charles
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
7,295 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,788. 100% of the teachers are full time.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
14,220 Total Students

94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Southeastern. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,910.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in LA

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

Job Title LA Job Growth LA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $99,510
Nursing Instructors and Professors 24% $62,880
Registered Nurses 14% $62,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in LA
Registered Nursing 2,888
Family Practice Nursing 98
Nursing Practice 94
Nursing Research & Other 57
Nurse Anesthetist 24
Nursing Science 2

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