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Texas, New Mexico Named Two Of The Best States For Nurses

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Yuri Arcurs

It’s National Nurses Week! So WalletHub decided to find out which states were the best for nurses to work in and Texas and New Mexico came out in the Top 5!

Today is the first day of National Nurses week! This is the time to thank a hardworking nurse out there who spends their time making a difference in people’s lives everyday!  To celebrate this occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub decided to see which states were the best for nurses to work in. The website looked at 18 key metrics including:

  • Monthly Average Starting Salary for Nurses
  • Average Annual Salary for Nurses
  • Health-Care Facilities per Capita: Full Weight
  • Share of Population Living in a Primary-Care HPSA:
  • Projected Share of Elderly Population in 2030
  • Educational Opportunities Based on Quality of Nursing Schools
  • Share of Licensed Nursing Professionals Not Working in Nursing Field
  • Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • Projected Competition in 2024
  • Mandatory Overtime Restrictions
  • Ratio of Nurses to Hospital Beds
  • Presence of Nursing Licensure Compact Law
  • Share of Best Nursing Homes
  • Quality of Public Hospital System
  • Friendliness Toward Working Moms
  • Average Number of Work Hours
  • Average Commute Time

New Mexico came out pretty hight on the list at #2 of the best states for nurses to work in.

Texas came in on #4 on that list as one of the best states for nurses to work in. Here is how Texas did numerically on the list:

The Nursing Market in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 1st – Monthly Avg. Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 16th – Nurses per Capita
  • 4th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 16th – Projected Competition by 2024
  • 22nd – Avg. Number of Work Hours

Find out more information about this study at the WalletHub website.

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