South Carolina Ranked Among 2024’s Worst States for Nurses

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With National Nurses Week kicking off this week, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Best & Worst States for Nurses, to help nurses, especially new graduates, find the best markets for their profession.

The site compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states across 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from job openings for nurses per capita and average salaries to mandatory overtime restrictions and the quality of nursing homes.

South Carolina ranked among the worst in America, coming in at #43 overall, considerably below North Carolina (#27) and Georgia (#29).

Best Places to Work as a Nurse

Overall Rank  State Total Score  Opportunity & Competition Rank  Work Environment Rank 
1 Washington 66.84 5 1
2 Maine 60.77 9 6
3 New Hampshire 59.53 16 5
4 Montana 59.11 2 30
5 New Mexico 58.80 1 44
6 Oregon 58.00 15 9
7 Minnesota 57.19 28 7
8 Wyoming 57.18 3 33
9 Connecticut 56.85 35 4
10 Arizona 56.77 6 29
11 Alaska 55.83 40 3
12 Florida 55.03 4 40
13 West Virginia 54.58 20 16
14 New York 54.57 23 14
15 Texas 54.30 21 17
16 Missouri 54.25 11 25
17 Massachusetts 53.78 47 2
18 Rhode Island 53.54 36 10
19 Nevada 52.83 10 31
20 Idaho 52.82 17 27
21 California 52.71 26 23
22 Iowa 52.58 19 28
23 Illinois 52.50 27 21
24 Wisconsin 52.21 31 19
25 Pennsylvania 51.98 30 22
26 Kansas 51.62 32 20
27 North Carolina 51.53 8 41
28 North Dakota 51.53 41 11
29 Georgia 51.37 7 43
30 Utah 51.35 44 8
31 Indiana 50.95 12 36
32 Kentucky 50.78 13 37
33 South Dakota 50.47 42 12
34 Ohio 50.35 18 35
35 Virginia 49.17 22 38
36 Colorado 48.84 39 24
37 Michigan 48.46 14 46
38 New Jersey 48.44 43 18
39 Maryland 48.44 48 13
40 Vermont 47.28 49 15
41 Nebraska 46.83 38 32
42 Louisiana 46.74 25 45
43 South Carolina 46.69 24 47
44 Delaware 45.89 45 26
45 Tennessee 45.49 37 39
46 Mississippi 44.94 29 50
47 Oklahoma 44.44 33 48
48 Alabama 43.96 34 49
49 Arkansas 42.20 46 42
50 Hawaii 41.37 50 34

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of each state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that category.

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