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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Tennessee

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

As a degree choice, Mental Health Nursing is the 9th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 59
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

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

Mental Health Nursing Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 84.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Tennessee

There are 68,280 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. TN

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing grads earn an average of $75,300 in the state and $81,350 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Tennessee that offer psychiatric/mental health nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.


Union University

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,172 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 59%. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.60%. 61% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,900 a year. 94% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in TN

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

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 40% $96,440
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,660
Registered Nurses 19% $60,120

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Registered Nursing 4,569
Family Practice Nursing 385
Adult Health Nursing 136
Nurse Anesthetist 105
Nursing Practice 88
School Nursing 79
Critical Care Nursing 65
Nursing Education 28

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