Whether seeking to spread your wings in another part of the country, or simply preparing for your career in nursing post graduation, here is a guide of the Best & Worst States for Nurses. It should help!
Providing an in-depth evaluation of topics ranging from highest annual nurse salaries, most nursing job opening, and most health care facilities, WalletHub has delivered this year’s best and worst list.
Check out our list of the best & worst states for nurses to practice
Existing Number Of Nurses Per Capita
Considering it’s unbearably cold climate, there is no surprise that the leader of the “lowest competition states” is Alaska. However, if “weather” were a category, #2 and #3 could arguably tie for first place.
Job Openings Per Capita
WalletHub may reflect the south and east coast with fewest job openings for nurses, but trending rural funded health care offers an unparallelled ‘small town escape’ for ‘big city’ nursing grads with work-life balance high on their list of priorities.
Annual Nursing Salaries
What do casinos, potatoes, and oil have to do with nursing? Absolutely nothing, which is perhaps why the annual nursing salaries are so high in these high desert, rural, and southern states. It feels good to be appreciated!
Healthcare Facilities Per Capita
With more facilities per capita, the opportunities to gain a wide range of training is there for the taking. Seize the moment nurses!
Population Of Residents Aged 65+
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