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Best States for Entry-Level Nursing Jobs

Best States for Entry-Level Nursing Jobs

Jon Wirt and CareerVoyages.gov

The health care industry is facing an unprecedented nursing shortage, with a need of 1,000,000 new nurses by 2016. This means that the new generation of nurses needs to be trained now. If you are interested in a career in nursing you should gain experience by searching for an entry-level nursing job. Becoming a Home Care Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant is a great starting point for your nursing career.

But with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Click on a job below to see the 10 best states for that career, or use the navigation buttons to scroll through each entry-level job.

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    nancysnurses1

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    New Grad nurses do have the hardest challenge I agree as a specialty recruiter for nursing I know the pain they suffer trying to get placeds I talk to them everyday. But just remember the sooner you start nursing no matter where the better and the experience will be worth it to you.
    Make sure you test the waters and find what you like and I would love to give you some field information where the most jobs are open and have the best compensation, and beneifts just give me a call 336-644-6300 x 122

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    RNBSN

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    Keep in mind that this nursing "shortage" does not exist in all markets. Some of us are having a hard time finding postions as a New Grad Nurse.

    Many hospitals will only be hiring those with a BSN in the future. This is true now on the East coast.

    Just an FYI for those that are thinking of entering the profession.

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    lilttriana

    almost 6 years ago

    12 comments

    I guess I'm on the right path. Wow that's a huge shortage...

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    wiyuna

    almost 6 years ago

    126 comments

    i took my nursing course in malaysia ^^

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    frumpster65

    almost 6 years ago

    88 comments

    Wow..I need to move to alaska...I do have a friend there who is on a 4 yr contract..shes an MD..MAybe I need to email her and tell her I need a job...lol

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