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5 Best States for Nursing Jobs

5 Best States for Nursing Jobs

NursingLink.com and Careervoyages.gov

It’s no surprise that nurses are one of the most in demand professions. But some states have a much worse nursing shortage than others. If you are having trouble finding a job in your area, or you are just looking for a fresh start, these five states are estimated to offer the most job growth over the next decade. From sunny California to bustling New York, there is a nursing position for you waiting in one of these five great states.

(In alphabetical order)


California

Florida

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania



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    cherie2g

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    There are absolutley no jobs in California for LVN new grads, I have six months experience in peds from an exploiting agency and it does not matter where in California I go they all want one year experience, even the agencies like Maxim ect

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    sbrendle0201

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    r u serious??? OHIO, get real there aren't many nursing jobs here. I live 15 minutes from three decent hospitals and they all are on hiring freezes.

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    ktstato

    over 3 years ago

    6 comments

    Untrue for Ohio.

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    only1dna

    almost 4 years ago

    4 comments

    To the Author Kristina Cowan - Information is only as good as its reliable source!
    I just read this article for the first time today and I did not see a date that is was created. Which I feel should be noted next to the title and author for professionallism. So I just want to share my comments that make this article pretty light in the loafers and realitively innacurate.

    Providing graphics from Payscale may have enhanced your point of view visually, but if you notice the graphs do not support your specific statements about "median salary" If you say its $70,000 in New York and Payscale shows it as $62, 872, where is your supporting documentation ?? Who is correct? You? or Payscale?

    Also, the California Nurse Education Initiative you quote as a being annouced as a 5-year program was ANNOUNCED IN 2005, and guess what, that deal is over now.

    Please edit or remove this article if this information is no longer correct, current, or applicable now in 2010.

    Thank you
    Dina, RN

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    ButterflyRN10

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    New grad RN, BSN looking and looking and looking in california. I finally got 1 interview. There is no shortage - it's all an educational scam apparently.

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    telenurse85

    almost 4 years ago

    20 comments

    Really, I'm BEGGING for a job here in Ohio.

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    Account Removed

    almost 4 years ago

    THIS IS BOLOGNA...I am from the Dayton area and I know NUMEROUS LPNs trying to find a job and I now live in Columbus and there are numerous RNs, I know looking for jobs in Ohio, so where do they get this info?

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    celticwoman3

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I agree with others.... where are these nursing jobs. They obviously did not ask any of the RN's or LPN's who are looking for work. I live in southeast Ohio and the jobs are few and far between. It took me almost a year to get a job as an LPN and that was only PRN. I am almost done with RN school and the job market is no better. I have friends who have graduated with a BSN and have been looking for 6 months plus.

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    cwellington

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Where did they get their ino for this article??? I am a June 2010 new grad in northeast Ohio. I have been searching for a job for the past 2 months with no responses. I've tried all hospitals within an hour of me and no one want new grads. Most hospitals won't even return messages. It's so frustrating
    I started applying at nursing homes last week and finally got an interview... Not the best place for a new grad to get befinnig experience but what are we supposed to do ifno hosptals want new grads...hopefully things will get better in the next couple years.

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    Account Removed

    about 4 years ago

    TO ALL NURSES: This website's function is obviously to cater to employers hidden agendas by disseminating false information about the health care/ nursing market and pubblish very mushy subjects. I second the coleague who stated that the article (5 best states to work) rubs salt in our wounds. And if this is any consolation for new grads (it shouldn't be actually) experienced nurses with great resumes are also high and dry. But at least we can entertain some hope. Going back to the purpose of my posting: Check a good web site for our profession: allnurses.com It has depth and breath. It doesn't promote misleading information which can only help employers. If you want a forum to get united and take a stance to fight back for our jobs and earning power this is not it. By the way, just some food for thought: have you ever wondered why MDs are not unemployed and taking their hats off to employers begging for a job? Maybe that is because their leaders (unlike ours), their Association (unlike ours) did not allow for a glut of practioners in the job market like we, nurses, do by lying about nursing shortages, opening up more nursing schools, so we become a dime a dozen while employers and the American Hospitals Association rub their hands and grin with glee. Fight back brothers and sisters, write to your state reps, to the American Nurses Association leadrship even if you are not a ANA member, to your specialties associations. Nurses are the largest professional group in the US, 2.5 million strong, we could have a powerful lobying group working for us in Washington. Nursing can be a great profession but we must fight for it. And may the force be with us!

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    tshorn

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This is a truly misleading article and really rubs salt in the wound! There are NO JOBS for new graduate nurses in California. Most of the new grad programs have been eliminated (or my favorite, "postponed until further notice"!) or severely whittled down by the state budget shortfall. Thousands of new grads are applying for the same few new grad positions at hospitals. The only people I know who got jobs after graduating were those who already worked as CNA's at local facilities. Out of the 40 of us that graduated, that means only 3 have jobs. Even the skilled nursing facilities are overwhelmed with new grad RN's. If you are experienced and want to give CA a try, well by all means. As long as you have experience, they are hiring. The situation here is beyond frustrating. Now if we could just find someone to address the fact that no one is hiring new grads maybe we could get somewhere. If I could move out of state I would, but my husband can only work in LA or NYC- both states that are not hiring new grads.

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    momoko817

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    There is absolutely no job in LA or NY. I'm a new grad and I called and applied to all tri state area. My fellow classmates who are lucky to get a job are the one who got connections at the hospitals. There are so many hospitals close down in the Tri state area for the past years. And a hospital that i used to work for before enrolling in nursing school just had a major lay offs! So I really don't see where exactly is the SHORTAGE! the shortage need to be shorter!!!

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    AVojtkofsky

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Lee Memorial Health System will be hosting a Meet in Greet August 19th in Monroeville,PA. Would love to meet RN's interested in moving to Fort Myers/Cape Coral,FL. 10am -8pm at Doubltree Hotel in Monroeville, PA

    Visit website at www.leememorial.org

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    suzy59

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Penn and new york sound good.

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    buangbuang

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Very miss leading article and should be updated or withdrawn. My wife is a new grad with both RN and LVN licenses. She is limping by with underpaying agency jobs. THERE ARE NO HOSPITAL BASED JOBS FOR NEW GRADS. Don't bother coming to CA looking for a job.

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