WalletHub names 10 best, worst states for nurses

Nurses who are looking for new jobs may want to consider some states more strongly than others, according to Wallethub, a personal finance social network.

The website compared 50 states and Washington, D.C., on 15 metrics in two categories — opportunity & competition and work environment — to determine the best and worst states for nurses.

The following are the 10 best and 10 worst states for nurses this year, as ranked by WalletHub.

Best states

1. Washington

2. Colorado

3. Minnesota

4. Wisconsin

5. Texas

6. Wyoming

7. Alaska

8. New Hampshire

9. New Mexico

10. Oklahoma

Source: WalletHub

Worst states

42. Tennessee

43. Alabama

44. Delaware

45. District of Columbia

46. Mississippi

47. New Jersey

48. West Virginia

49. Kentucky

50. Hawaii

51. Louisiana

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