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.
Ten States For Nurses
(click here to see where your state falls on the list)
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- 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.