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Mental Health Nursing Schools in Virginia

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

In terms of popularity, Mental Health Nursing is the 13th most popular major in the state out of a total 16 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Mental Health Nursing Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Post-Master’s Certificate 11
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 11

Gender Distribution

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

Mental Health Nursing Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 18.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 63.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 18.2%
Mental Health Nursing Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Mental Health Nursing Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 70,940 people employed in jobs related to a psychiatric/mental health nursing degree, compared to 3,187,320 nationwide.

Mental Health Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Mental Health Nursing Jobs in Virginia

In this state, psychiatric/mental health nursing grads earn an average of $70,540. Nationwide, they make an average of $81,350.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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


Shenandoah University

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,791 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 58%. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. In their early career, Shenandoah grads earn an average salary of $37,300.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. In their early career, GMU grads earn an average salary of $44,900.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
11,870 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Radford. A typical student attending Radford will pay a net price of $17,707. Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
25,012 Total Students

In their early career, University of Virginia grads earn an average salary of $50,300. The full-time teacher rate is 95%. The 1.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Mental Health Nursing Careers in VA

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

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $102,480
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,540
Registered Nurses 14% $68,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Registered Nursing 5,870
Nursing Practice 284
Nursing Administration 169
Nursing Research & Other 88
Nurse Anesthetist 81
Family Practice Nursing 59
Public Health Nursing 37
Adult Health Nursing 28

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