*LIST* The Best States For Nurses

Nurse appreciation week kicks off Friday, and after the last couple of years a lot of nurses certainly deserve a lot of our appreciation. But it turns out, it’s definitely more beneficial to be a nurse in some states more than others, and a new report reveals which ones are best.

  • WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best States for Nurses.
  • They looked at all 50 states across 22 factors, in two categories opportunity & competition and work environment.
  • Factors taken into consideration include such things as monthly average starting salary, annual salary, healthcare facilities per capita, quality of nursing schools, ratio of nurses to hospital beds and more.
  • Topping the list as the best state for nurses is Washington, which scores a 61.62 out of 100.
  • Washington lands at five for opportunity & competition and six for work environment.
  • Maine, which ranks second overall, is tops for work environment, while New Mexico, third overall, is number one for opportunity & competition.

Top Ten States For Nurses

(click here to see where your state falls on the list)

  1. Washington
  2. Maine
  3. New Mexico
  4. Minnesota
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Oregon
  7. Arizona
  8. Montana
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Connecticut
  • As for the bottom of the barrel, Oklahoma is the worst state for nurses, scoring a 38.78 and coming in at 46 for opportunity & competition and 44 for work environment.

Source: WalletHub


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