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New Mexico Ranks #3 for Nurses

The importance of nurses having enough equipment such as respirators, surgical masks, gloves, and gowns is more prevalent now than ever. It’s crucial that states step up to ensure that nurses are properly equipped, supported, and have the best work environment possible.

A recent WalletHub took a poll of the industry’s projections to help registered nurses pick a place where they will find success in their careers. Their study ranked New Mexico with the third-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.

Source: WalletHub

Source: WalletHub 

Best States for Nurses

Overall Rank

State

Total Score

‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank

‘Work Environment’ Rank

1 Oregon 58.15 13 3
2 Washington 57.98 6 5
3 New Mexico 57.88 3 22
4 Minnesota 56.86 32 1
5 Nevada 56.76 1 34
6 Wyoming 55.71 2 36
7 Montana 55.48 4 29
8 Maine 55.18 25 4
9 Arizona 53.97 9 21
10 Texas 53.53 8 25
11 Idaho 53.39 17 12
12 Iowa 52.50 11 30
13 New Hampshire 52.05 44 2
14 Wisconsin 52.03 14 24
15 Alaska 51.90 29 9
16 Connecticut 51.73 33 8
17 North Dakota 51.15 26 17
18 Rhode Island 51.06 39 6
19 Missouri 50.93 21 23
20 Colorado 50.88 38 7
21 California 50.74 28 18
22 Florida 50.01 5 47
23 Kansas 49.56 24 28
24 Indiana 49.36 15 35
25 West Virginia 49.36 18 32
26 Michigan 49.28 7 44
27 Pennsylvania 49.21 35 16
28 South Dakota 49.15 40 13
29 Illinois 48.80 41 11
30 Arkansas 48.48 12 41
31 Nebraska 48.27 42 14
32 Utah 48.23 30 27
33 Georgia 47.46 10 48
34 Virginia 47.31 16 43
35 South Carolina 47.23 22 38
36 North Carolina 46.85 19 42
37 Kentucky 46.39 27 37
38 Delaware 46.19 49 10
39 Massachusetts 46.17 45 20
40 Maryland 46.16 46 15
41 Mississippi 45.77 23 45
42 Tennessee 45.71 34 33
43 New Jersey 45.38 48 19
44 Ohio 44.94 20 49
45 Vermont 44.21 47 26
46 Oklahoma 43.83 36 40
47 Alabama 42.78 37 46
48 Hawaii 42.19 43 39
49 Louisiana 41.86 31 50
50 New York 39.55 50 31

UNM Hospitals is the largest academic medical center in New Mexico. No matter your experience level, there are many opportunities for RNs in a broad variety of settings and expertise. Explore nursing opportunities with us today.

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