Analysis: Hawai’i Ranked Among the Worst States for Nurses

May 6, 2016, 11:06 AM HST
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nurse pixabayA recently study conducted by personal finance website WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia and identified 2016’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.

Hawai’i ranked as the third worst state for nurses in the analysis.

Fourteen metrics were used, including monthly median starting salary for nurses, the number of healthcare facilities per capita, and nursing job openings per capita for Wallethub ranked states.

Hawai’i was ranked in last place when it came to Monthly Median Starting Salary for Nurses. The numbers were adjusted in accordance with cost of living. The state was almost ranked last for average adjusted annual salary for nurses.

The number of health-care facilities per capita gave Hawai’i a low ranking, as second to last in the category. Delaware was the only state to rank worse than Hawai’i.


On the other hand, Hawai’i nurse face the least competition when it comes to jobs, as the state was ranked second as having the fewest nurses per capita and therefore a less competitive sector force.


Louisiana and the District of Columbia were labeled worse overall than Hawai’i at the 50 and 51st rankings.

The best state to practice nursing, according to the study, is Washington.

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