What states offer good working condition for RNs?

  1. Hi guys:
    I have been thinking to move to another states to escape Arizona heat. Not for sure where to go. Can you guys recommend some good states that RNs are treated well? Thanks. John
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   VickyRN
    North Carolina has some nurse-friendly hospitals with safe, professional work environments. Just be choosy and research well before you commit.
  4. by   John123
    NC sounds good. What are the other states?
  5. by   Christie RN2006
    Ohio also has some nurse-friendly hospitals...especially in the Columbus area. I agree with Vicky, just make sure you research the hospitals well before you commit to one!!
  6. by   rn undisclosed name
    I didn't realize this was a state thing. I thought it varied by facility.
  7. by   Christie RN2006
    Quote from kellykul
    I didn't realize this was a state thing. I thought it varied by facility.
    It is varied greatly by facility.... I personally think that every state has some great hospitals, but you need to research each facility before getting yourself into one that isn't nurse-friendly.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from John123
    Hi guys:
    I have been thinking to move to another states to escape Arizona heat. Not for sure where to go. Can you guys recommend some good states that RNs are treated well? Thanks. John
    California is very RN-friendly due to their ratio laws.
  9. by   MisMatch
    Quote from VickyRN
    North Carolina has some nurse-friendly hospitals with safe, professional work environments. Just be choosy and research well before you commit.
    I am still a nursing student. Can you offer suggestions on how to research and what to look for? Thanks!
  10. by   AprilRNhere
    MN. If you can tollerate the cold. We're number one for pay with cost of living adjustment. I'm always thinking how nice I have it when I read threads here about pt ratios, etc..
  11. by   April, RN
    The Boston area has some great hospitals that treat nurses well. The pay is good, but the cost of living is through the roof.
  12. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from VickyRN
    North Carolina has some nurse-friendly hospitals with safe, professional work environments. Just be choosy and research well before you commit.
    Thats great to hear since its been the plan that when I graduate from LPN school in 6 months and then do my LPN to RN bridge, its off to NC me and my family go! :spin:
  13. by   MegSaid
    I know that Seattle hospitals have great RN retention rates. Check out www.swedish.org or one of the other great hospitals in Seattle.
  14. by   Daytonite
    california. has the nurse staff ratio law. and, we're short of rns. 4 patients per nurse in the acute hospitals--it's the law. the law does not apply to long-term care. pay is also high. average pay is $75,000 a year for an experienced nurse. depending on where you live in the state you can have any kind of climate you want from the desert to the ocean front to the mountain air.

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