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By Mary Rechtoris for Becker’s Hospital Review
There is a shortage of nurses throughout the U.S., with Hawaii having the fewest nurses per 1,000 residents.
Using U.S. Census Bureau, FBI crime and Kaiser Family Foundation data, Medicare Health Plans compiled a list of states and U.S. regions boasting the highest percentage of overworked nurses.
Here are the top 10 based on the number of nurses per 1,000 people:
- Hawaii: 1.9
- Utah: 5.7
- Wisconsin: 5.8
- Wyoming: 6.0
- Washington, D.C.: 7.9
- Washington: 7.9
- North Carolina: 8.3
- Oregon: 8.4
- Nevada: 9.2
- New Hampshire: 9.2