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New Mexico Ranks #5 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 fifth-best state for nurses in America, and was also ranked #2 in “Opportunity & Competition.”
Source: WalletHub 

Best States for Nurses

Overall Rank

State

Total Score

‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank

‘Work Environment’ Rank

1 Maine 62.96 16 2
2 Montana 62.07 5 10
3 Washington 61.41 6 12
4 Wyoming 61.31 1 32
5 New Mexico 61.11 2 31
6 Minnesota 60.87 29 1
7 Arizona 59.89 7 16
8 New Hampshire 59.39 37 3
9 Oregon 59.17 36 4
10 Colorado 58.67 20 6
11 Nevada 58.34 3 35
12 Texas 58.08 13 14
13 Florida 57.72 4 33
14 West Virginia 57.21 11 23
15 North Dakota 57.17 9 26
16 Iowa 56.99 12 24
17 Nebraska 56.07 35 9
18 Wisconsin 55.32 14 29
19 Connecticut 55.26 41 7
20 Illinois 54.78 32 15
21 Utah 54.62 26 20
22 Idaho 54.53 33 17
23 California 54.51 25 21
24 Maryland 54.48 47 5
25 Missouri 54.21 19 27
26 Alaska 54.06 31 22
27 Georgia 53.91 8 40
28 Rhode Island 53.60 43 11
29 South Carolina 53.23 10 43
30 Delaware 53.03 44 8
31 South Dakota 52.95 34 25
32 Pennsylvania 52.95 38 19
33 Kansas 52.47 15 39
34 North Carolina 52.41 24 30
35 Indiana 51.77 18 37
36 Virginia 51.30 21 36
37 Arkansas 49.99 23 41
38 Massachusetts 49.93 46 18
39 New Jersey 49.73 49 13
40 Michigan 48.91 17 50
41 Kentucky 48.36 40 38
42 Ohio 48.26 27 47
43 Mississippi 48.16 28 46
44 Oklahoma 47.95 22 49
45 New York 47.80 48 28
46 Tennessee 47.62 39 42
47 Louisiana 46.27 30 51
48 Alabama 45.58 42 48
49 Vermont 44.88 45 44
50 Hawaii 38.49 50 34
51 District of Columbia 33.08 51 45

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