Places with most demand for RNs??

  1. Reading a few threads on here about places where a BSN degree is practically mandatory due to the competition for jobs got me wondering...

    Where in the US right now is in the most demand/need for nurses? I imagine that a good amount of smaller communities in most states, however I would be interested to learn what states in particular are generally in more need, higher demand for nurses if anyone knows or has any recent article information that would be great.

    Thanks.
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  3. by   staple1027
    Quote from Aliens05
    Reading a few threads on here about places where a BSN degree is practically mandatory due to the competition for jobs got me wondering...

    Where in the US right now is in the most demand/need for nurses? I imagine that a good amount of smaller communities in most states, however I would be interested to learn what states in particular are generally in more need, higher demand for nurses if anyone knows or has any recent article information that would be great.

    Thanks.
    Hi Aliens...cannot speak for other areas, but we have a surplus of nurses here in PA...and that includes all disciplines from LPN all the way up to CRNP.
  4. by   peacepilgrim66
    Maine is desperate for nurses, especially in Long Term Care.
  5. by   Swellz
    Quote from staple1027
    Hi Aliens...cannot speak for other areas, but we have a surplus of nurses here in PA...and that includes all disciplines from LPN all the way up to CRNP.
    I would argue it varies by region. I've worked in SE PA and NE PA and I found while SE PA was saturated, NE PA needed nurses.
  6. by   klone
    Oregon, outdside Portland. Look for a smaller communities in Oregon. The Southern Oregon coast is in desperate need.
  7. by   mmc51264
    Eastern NC. 3 level one trauma centers within 50 miles, i think 5 in a 100 miles; 2 VA hospitals less than an hour from me (one in one direction and one the other). Duke hires, BSN, ADN, and diploma nurses (with the caveat that a BSN is acquired in a certain amount of time). Every specialty. Duke is building a new tower as we speak, UNC hospitals are expanding and they are buying up some community hospitals. The is Vidant and Novant in the area too. A hospital system near ECU/Greenville are. So saturated with hospitals and pts, not enough nurses by any stretch. New clinics/urgent cares/specialty areas needing help.
    Because of the need, the pay is competitive, I believe. Some have sign on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, moving stipends. Look into it if interested. Great place to live, I think!
  8. by   AxelNewRN86
    So some of it has to do with timing too. In the spring and summer there is a huge influx of new grads looking for jobs. Fall and winter it seems to be easier for new grads to find jobs in my area.
  9. by   staple1027
    Quote from Swellz
    I would argue it varies by region. I've worked in SE PA and NE PA and I found while SE PA was saturated, NE PA needed nurses.
    can you tell me where in NE PA there is a need? been dwelling here for decades and cannot find work anywhere. thanks.
  10. by   KelRN215
    There always seem to be ads for sign on bonuses for North Dakota. Someone on another thread mentioned Wyoming recently too.
  11. by   verene
    What Klone said! Portland is saturated (unless you want to work in less popular specialty or have a BSN and experience), but outside of Portland... I get recruiters contacting me weekly through LinkedIn trying to lure me to non-Portland areas of Oregon, even moderately sized cities (e.g. Eugene, Medford) have need.

    Also look at Coastal, Central and Eastern WA State. Puget Sound and the I-5 corridor are over saturated, other areas of the state have a lot of need. Tri-Cities in particular seem to be recruiting on a regular basis.
    Last edit by verene on Nov 18
  12. by   AceOfHearts<3
    Quote from staple1027
    can you tell me where in NE PA there is a need? been dwelling here for decades and cannot find work anywhere. thanks.
    Wilkes Barre/Scranton area.
  13. by   shiftingtides
    Here's one article I found, but there are many with projections pretty far out if you google. States With Highest Demand For Nurses | Nurse.org And here is another with different info (looking at a different time frame: Which states will have the biggest nursing shortages by 225?

    I think the main thing is shortages can mostly be found in rural areas, especially those that are farther from nursing schools. But it looks like most states are projected, as a whole, to have a surplus rather than a deficit by 2030. Looks like Alaska will consistently be a good place to be a nurse. Which, I think, really emphasizes that more remote locations are where the shortages will be.
  14. by   Swellz
    Quote from staple1027
    can you tell me where in NE PA there is a need? been dwelling here for decades and cannot find work anywhere. thanks.
    Quote from AceOfHearts<3
    Wilkes Barre/Scranton area.
    Try GWV and GCMC

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