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:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
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.