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5 Best States for Nursing Jobs

5 Best States for Nursing Jobs

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Pennsylvania

In order to find solutions to the nursing worker shortage, Pennsylvania created the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers. The center tackles ways to fill the current 17,000+ job openings in the healthcare field. The Center has worked to increase educational opportunities, create career ladders and retain nurses. There is an estimated need for 128,100 RNs, 43,350 LPNs and 37,500 CNAs by the end of 2016. That is a total of 208,950 nursing-related jobs that will need filling in the next eight years.

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    langryinnj

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    are u kiddin me!!!!! florida has to be one of the worst places to work as a nurse - moved from nj to fl - made $12.00 / hr less - the cost of living however is THE SAME as nj but you're making $12.00/hr less - how can anybody possibly afford it? moved back to nj after 3 years -never should have left nj (besides who wants to be hot and sweaty ALL YEAR LONG?!)

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    TO29150

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    DO ANYONE KNOW THE STARTING SALARY FOR NEW GRADS IN MANHATTAN, NY?

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    MissingNursing

    over 5 years ago

    18 comments

    If you are planning on moving to Florida for a job be prepared for only nite ICU and ER positions in the hospitals, low pay, no overtime, no lunches, no breaks, poor management, I started in the ICU as a grad nurse at 17.40 an hr, after 3 years, I was still there. I finally quit. I made 34,000 working nites and weekends ICU full time! If you go Orlando South, be sure you are fluent in Spanish or you won't be able to communicate with your patients!

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    always great too know since i am looking into relocating from nj to pa. :)

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    MissingNursing

    almost 6 years ago

    18 comments

    Jobs are available only in larger metro areas such as Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville. Smaller counties are on job freezes due to economy, plus the pay is far substandard to what is listed above. With the relative lack of facilities, if you don't like the staff/training/mgmt, etc, you will have to drive for hours longer to get another job, and still no great pay. Plus if in the south, make sure you speak Spanish very fluently!

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    emdrn

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    Let's not forget budget cuts in NY. Maybe someone else mentioned it but the "demand" is not what you may imagine in our fine state of NY. Paterson is putting freezes on EVERYTHING. Public freezes equal less private sector jobs. Additionally there are those ready to retire RNs that just cannot do so because of financial insecurity. RECESSION. My psych patients don't even have extra napkins right now... Remeber what they said about Stats? They can be used to sensationalize and manipulate information. No offense to whoever wrote this little blurb on what's happening in the real world BUT I think you should do some more research and validate what is actually happening. The article is misleading and confusing to new nurses who cannot find work. I feel like I'm reading an advertisement but I can't seem to find the fine print... BTW a hospital in Miami offered me 21/hr-- I made more than that selling eye cream at Bloomingdales.

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    lilrammer09

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    ohio.. i live there! im goign to college in 09

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    Denis

    almost 6 years ago

    22 comments

    FL???? No way. I would make alot more money moving away from FL. When I started being a dialysis tech here, I was hired for 75 cents LESS than I made in Rhode Island 10 years ago. A major med ctr here hire new RNs off the street at 18.75/hr. In 1992, Boston Children's and Brigham and Women's Hospitals were BEGGING for RNs for weekends, starting at 45/hr. I'll be graduating in May 09 also, and seriously looking outside the state.

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    Neice395

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a LPN here in NW Florida and I am no working on my RN I will be graduating in May 09. I attempted home study through college network it didn't work for me however I know others it did work for. I have all the books needed to complete the program through college network I am trying to sell them to finish financing school now so if anyone wants the books I am willing to sell them for way less than I payed contact me at oneladyb@yahoo.com

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    kaoni2000

    almost 6 years ago

    12 comments

    to SLL_04 there is another place to go for school funding just for nursing students go to http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/nsl.htm This is a resource for student loans. I hope this helps you.

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    SLL_04

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a student studing to be an RN and doing well with my classes. I've made some mistakes in the past and have recently discovered that I will run out of financial aid by my senior year. Anyone know where I can find some money to fund my education?

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    EWat

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    To the person living in Arkansas, Where do you work? You must be a CNA, because, I've flipped burgers for Min wage, and I make 60,000 as an RN. Quit griping and go back to school.

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    nurse_sassy_1

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Rishgirl....I too live in Fl making salary 60 thou yr for 30 hrs work plus work over making 90-100 thou yr in home health care check it out and you make your own sched of time during the day!!!

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    glh759

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I currently work in a nursing home in the state of AR. I love what i do for aliving as far as getting to care for the people but its pretty bad that you can now get a job flipping burgers at the local Mc Donalds making the same pay as we do without having to go to college and not having to deal with the stress level we do!!!! We Are Unappreciated. To think you would pay the person fixing your food more than the person keeping you alive. Comments are welcome on this subject...

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    Lela2780

    about 6 years ago

    10 comments

    Well, I think I may have found something. I am pretty superstitious so, I don't want to say too much, I am afraid I will jinx myself. But, I have an appointment on friday. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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