Report Ranks Calif., Other States on Nursing Competition, Opportunity
A new WalletHub report ranks California and other states for nurses, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
Details of Report
For the report, WalletHub reviewed all 50 states and Washington, D.C., for their performance on 15 metrics, including the:
- Average number of hours worked;
- Estimated number of nurses per capita expected by 2022 (Carter, Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/6);
- Number of nursing job openings per capita; and
- Number of health care facilities per capita (Eleni Gill, Pacific Business News, 5/6).
The top three states for nurses were:
- Washington, which ranked first;
- Colorado at second; and
- Minnesota at third (Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/6).
The lowest-ranking states were Louisiana and Hawaii.
Overall, California ranked 21st.
Specifically, the state was ranked:
- Third for fewest projected nurses per capita by 2022;
- 11th for opportunity and competition; and
- 33rd for work environment (Kiernan, WalletHub report, May 2015).