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New Mexico Ranks #2 for Nurses

A recent WalletHub study ranked New Mexico with the second-highest composite score across numerous categories. The study compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across two areas: “Opportunity & Competition” and “Work Environment.” You can see all of the overall state rankings in the interactive map below. 

New Mexico was ranked as the second-best state for nurses in America, and was also ranked #1 in “Opportunity & Competition.”
Source: WalletHub 

Best States for Nurses

Overall Rank

State

Total Score

‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank

‘Work Environment’ Rank

1 Wisconsin 59.55 14 2
2 New Mexico 58.61 1 31
3 Iowa 58.49 9 11
4 Texas 57.98 8 13
5 Colorado 56.55 26 5
6 North Dakota 56.23 11 18
7 Delaware 55.75 27 7
8 Utah 55.62 25 9
9 Arizona 55.18 5 27
10 Washington 55.12 19 15
11 Minnesota 55.01 39 1
12 Idaho 54.65 21 16
13 Oregon 54.52 18 17
14 Maine 54.45 29 10
15 Virginia 54.25 12 26
16 New Hampshire 54.18 42 3
17 Illinois 53.99 17 22
18 Nebraska 53.47 33 12
19 Rhode Island 53.42 43 4
20 South Carolina 53.28 10 29
21 Connecticut 53.26 38 8
22 Missouri 52.48 30 19
23 Montana 52.47 13 28
24 Michigan 52.30 3 42
25 Kentucky 52.26 23 24
26 Wyoming 51.26 2 46
27 Vermont 51.18 36 20
28 Tennessee 50.63 31 25
29 Maryland 50.48 46 6
30 North Carolina 50.44 35 23
31 South Dakota 50.11 41 21
32 Florida 50.07 6 44
33 Kansas 49.87 20 34
34 Arkansas 49.73 24 30
35 Indiana 49.51 16 36
36 Oklahoma 47.82 7 48
37 California 47.82 32 32
38 West Virginia 47.73 22 41
39 Pennsylvania 47.24 34 35
40 Mississippi 47.01 28 38
41 Massachusetts 46.66 48 14
42 Nevada 46.15 4 51
43 Georgia 45.61 15 49
44 Ohio 44.98 40 37
45 New Jersey 43.78 44 40
46 Alaska 43.65 47 33
47 Alabama 43.03 37 45
48 Louisiana 38.89 45 50
49 New York 36.45 49 43
50 Hawaii 36.18 50 39
51 District of Columbia 27.56 51 47