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What cities are the best for nurses?


I know this isn't a simple question to ask but I'm a high school senior who's going to Nursing School in the fall and once I graduate I was wondering what cities would would be the best to work and relocate afterwords. I was thinking Chicago because my family is from there and it's two hours away. Are there any other cities?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I personally would avoid major metropolitan areas such as Chicago because they tend to have multiple schools of nursing, which means plenty of unemployed new grad nurses that will be competing with you for jobs. Contrary to popular belief, there is no critical nursing shortage.

Go for cities and towns. . .

1. Where no one really wants to live

2. That have no nursing schools within the city limits

3. That are located more than 100 miles from a nursing program

4. With potential patient populations (military families, elderly, indian reservations, etc.)

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Everything The Commuter said....and add in "The City in which your school is located and in which you get a job at a hospital while you are going to school so you have a foot in the door".