10 best and worst states for nurses

Wisconsin is the best state for nurses, according to an analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the best and worst states for nurses, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 18 metrics that speak to the opportunities for nursing jobs in each market. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for nurses.

Here are the 10 best states for nurses based on the analysis.

1. Wisconsin — score of 59.55 out of 100

2. New Mexico — 58.61

3. Iowa — 58.49

4. Texas — 57.98

5. Colorado — 56.55

6. North Dakota — 56.23

7. Delaware — 55.75

8. Utah — 55.62

9. Arizona — 55.18

10. Washington — 55.12

Here are the 10 worst states for nurses.

1. District of Columbia — 27.56

2. Hawaii — 36.18

3. New York — 36.45

4. Louisiana — 38.89

5. Alabama — 43.03

6. Alaska — 43.65

7. New Jersey — 43.78

8. Ohio — 44.98

9. Georgia — 45.61

10. Nevada — 46.15

Access additional information on the metrics used for the analysis here.

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