With National Nurses Week kicking off May 6 and the nursing industry expected to grow faster than any other occupation through 2022, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States for Nurses

In order to help newly minted nurses find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub analyzed the attractiveness of each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics. Our data set includes such metrics as the monthly median starting salary for nurses, the number of health care facilities per capita and nursing job openings per capita.

Working & Living as a Nurse in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.) 

  • 42nd – Monthly Median Starting Salary for Nurses, Adjusted for Cost of Living
  • 37th – Number of Health Care Facilities per Capita
  • 19th – Number of Nurses per Capita
  • 29th – Projected Percentage of the Population Older than 65 by Year 2030
  • 43rd – Nursing Job Openings per Capita
  • 42nd – Average Annual Salary for Nurses, Adjusted for Cost of Living
  • 16th – Projected Number of Nurses per Capita by Year 2022

For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-nurses/4041/