Hello fellow nurses!
I'm a newbie nurse and I'm excited to think about the future of my career. I definitely wish to travel & relocate and since I'm young & single I'm flexible to do so!
I don't know if there's a straight answer to my question as I'm sure the answer essentially lies in the facility in which you work for, but in terms of policies and regulations, I was wondering which states are great for nurses to work in? I.E. which states have better policies & regulations in place that make for better healthcare & work environment, safeguard us hardworking nurses & our licenses, and overall furnishes some happy nurses!
I know nursing particularly in acute care can be tough, and on a daily basis nurses are faced with stressful damned if you do, damned if you don't situations. Like for example mandatory overtime. I've only been a nurse for a couple wks and I can ALREADY SEE why some nurses are overwhelmed and over bedside nursing. 10 years down the line, I don't want to be some bitter nurse, I know nursing is tough but it's what I love to do and I want to keep my enthusiasm! So I want to set myself up for success, which states are better than others to be a nurse? If that's too broad to answer, is it safe to say that magnet facilities in general are safer bets for nurses than nonmagnet?