Tennessee Is 9th Worst State for Nurses

Tennessee is ranked the 9th worst state in the United States for nurses according to a new WalletHub Study

While nurses are risking their lives every day to keep the U.S. safe from COVID-19, National Nurses Week kicks off on May 6. This is perfect timing for the personal-finance website WalletHub to release its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Nurses, as well as accompanying videos, released today.

In order to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from monthly average starting salary for nurses to health-care facilities per capita to nursing-job openings per capita. According to the WalletHub data, Tennessee is the 9th worst state for the nursing profession.

The Nursing Market in Tennessee (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 42nd – Health-Care Facilities per Capita
  • 41st – Nurses per Capita
  • 34th – Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
  • 16th – Nursing-Job Openings per Capita
  • 35th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 36th – Share of Best Nursing Homes
  • 32nd – Projected Competition by 2026
  • 42nd – Avg. Number of Work Hours

Based upon the data, Tennessee is the 9th worst state for nurses among the 50 states. WalletHub also recently named Tennessee the 3rd least aggressive state In Coronavirus preparation.

The bottom 9 states for nurses, according to the Wallet Hub survey released today.
43New Jersey
50New York

For the full report on the state of nursing in Tennessee and the U.S. today, please visit:

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