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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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    Lela2780

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    I am in the flint area of Michigan (mid Michigan) I've tried junior college, community college, online programs, My boss tells me NOT to go to baker. I would hate to go to a four year because I don't want to go through fours years of college just to find out I am not getting in because of a lottery drawing. It's frustrating. The governor of Michigan promised to change things if she was reelected, getting more instructors and has yet to do anything. I email her office once a week.

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    mluncheon

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Yes Louisiana should be added. I am sure they have a great need. And yes we should make nursing attractive in long term care facilities as the population grows older. We must think of our care also. Why can't nurses be treated with just as much respect in nursing homes? Why shouldn't they have the advancement and educational opportunities provided in hospitals. Patients are patients where ever they are.

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    fellamom

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am looking for monies to pursue a NP program in Mental Health. Does anyone have any information?

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    laura59

    about 6 years ago

    408 comments

    Have any of you tried contacting Chiara Bell? She's on this site. Her email is cbell@enurgi.com
    They have a company where patients and healthcare personnel match up. It's basically for home health as far as I can understand. That's not a bad place to work, though. I do CNA and have worked LTC (you're right, they don't take care of their staff) hospital as CNA and Unit Clerk and am now doing home health. Right now, it's the best I've found in my area. Check it out. It may be something you will be interested in. BTW, she has not asked me or anyone else as far as I know, to "advertise" her site. Check her group Enurgi Nurses on here.

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    fs01RN

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am experiencing Florida and I have to agree with rischgirl as it relates to the salary here!!! It's very disappointing. I am a 10 year director level RN and I've gone on interviews, for management positions, with salaries less than 60K!!!! Unbelievable!

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    firstaid83

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I think that Louisiana should be on that list b/c when I look in any newspaper around here, that's all you see in the wanted ads, nurses. It's mostly nursing homes, and nursing homes are kinda bad to work in, well being a CNA, they are. Maybe that's why they're always short of cna's and nurses, b/c the places don't know how to treat their employees. I dunno, but the medical field isn't for me anymore. I just quit, and i'm looking for something in an office. I belong behind a desk anyway lol God bless those who want to be there though

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    marlaqa

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't think the Bay Area has a nursing shortage.I found out about that the hard way.I'm still looking though.

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    rischgirl

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    How in the world did FL make the list?! I have been an LPN for 15 years, originally licensed in Ohio & currently work for hospice in FL, making $5 an hour more than when I began nursing in Ohio in 1993!!! FL sucks!! & there's an article stating hospices pay well when I have always heard that hospices are notorious everywhere for paying lower than the average!!
    I'm in a rut, HELP!! I am 40 yrs old, separated from my husband, lost my father in '06 & I can't even hardly pay my bills with no cc debt; desperately want to get my RN & maybe move to another state but where do you get money for school? Have no time to go to classes & want to do home study thru The College Network. By the way, the Hospice I work for only pays $1,000 tuition reimbursement!!!!!!!!

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    Ikanhue

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Hello all you nurse out there. I've been in the Army for quite some time and I am retiring soon. I plan to retire in SOCAL and work per diem nursing. Any guidance from anyone out there?

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    LovePlayingNurse

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I have been a traveling Lpn for 11/2 yrs and so far Nebraska LTC has best pay and North Carolina DOC second at this time. California has an act of congress to go through before you get licensed, (IT SHOULD PAY WELL)

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    Janster

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    How did PA make this list???? As far as I'm concerned, it's got to be one of the WORST, low pay, lying employers, waving carrots of benefits, then not being able to access them. I've had 4 jobs in less than 2 yrs, before finally finding something decent. Even though the pay still sucks, 30 yr RN.
    FL was decent, and NC, NOT TX!

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    ergbu

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    There are very interesting comments here on Nurse shortage areas. Living cost and raising nurse salary do n`t have direct relationship. Lets say if you get more money on your salary today, you will pay it tomorrow for app. bills. No net gain.

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    mcagenda

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    How does MN rank? Just curious...

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    maryrn62200

    about 6 years ago

    14 comments

    If you don't have objection to obtaining a diploma RN. Pennsylvania still has plenty of Hosptial RN diploma programs. Check it out.

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    DawnEmber

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I currently hold an unrestricted lisence in the state of south dakota but can't find a job. Either they want experience or the application is so complicated that I think we need an extra class just to fill it out. I am also a minority and am not sure if that is playing an active role in the rejections I am getting. I received my first rejection letter earlier this year. I thought there was a shortage? I am willing to move anywhere I need to so that I can start working in the career I chose. I also am looking for a program that will allow me to continue with my education but everything has a 2 year waiting list or is highly competetive. Something needs to be done about the situation. We need advocates, and if there are already some out there tell me where I can find someone who is actually going to listen to what we have to say and doesn't have their own agenda that they want us to push for them. I am so frustrated.

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