The Best States to be a Nurse

July 8th, 2019

Many nursing students are graduating and looking for employment. While some may know exactly where they want to work, others might just be ready for a change and want to move across the country.

As a result, it’s good to have information about what states are the best and worst for nurses.

In a recent analysis, WalletHub, a personal finance website, compared all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia “across 21 key metrics that collectively speak to the nursing-job opportunities in each market” and determined that the top ten best states for nurses are:

  1. Oregon
  2. Minnesota
  3. Washington
  4. New Mexico
  5. Maine
  6. Montana
  7. Arizona
  8. Nevada
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Iowa

The states expected to have the lowest competition in the field by 2026 are: Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington. Those expected to have the most competition by 2026 are: West Virginia, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.

This story was originally published by Michele Wojciechowski from Minority Nurse, a trusted source for nursing news and information and a portal for the latest jobs, scholarships, and books from Springer Publishing Company.