May 10, 2016

Best and worst states for nurses in 2016

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

Washington tops the five best states for nurses based on opportunity, competition, and work environment, according to an annual survey by WalletHub. Illinois is second, followed by Texas, Oregon, and Iowa.

The worst spot for nurses was the District of Columbia, just below Louisiana, Hawaii, Alabama, and South Carolina.

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WalletHub ranked states and the District of Columbia on 14 key metrics, including average annual salary, nursing-job openings per 100,000 residents, number of healthcare facilities per 100,000 residents, mandatory overtime restrictions, average number of work hours, average commute time.


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