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WalletHub’s analysts took stock of the nursing industry to help registered nurses, particularly the newly minted of the bunch, lay down roots in areas that are conducive to both personal and professional success. We did so by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics that collectively speak to the nursing-job opportunities in each market.

Source: WalletHub

Top 10 States for Nurses

1. Wisconsin

2. New Mexico

3. Iowa

4. Texas

5. Colorado

6. North Dakota

7. Delaware

8. Utah

9. Arizona

10. Washington

Worst 10 States for Nurses

42. Nevada

43. Georgia

44. Ohio

45. New Jersey

46. Alaska

47. Alabama

48. Louisiana

49. New York

50. Hawaii

51. District of Columbia

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