Study: State Not So Good for Nurses
A recent study by personal finance website, WalletHub, shows that the state of Louisiana ranks near the bottom - okay, right next to the bottom - when it comes to those on the front line in the battle against COVID 19...specifically nurses.
The WalletHub report begins:
"With nurses risking their lives every day to keep the U.S. safe from COVID-19 and National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best and Worst States for Nurses."
And then comes WalletHub's bad news:
"The Nursing Market in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
- 30th – Monthly Avg. Starting Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 36th – Nurses per Capita
- 31st – Projected Share of Elderly Population by 2030
- 39th – Average Annual Salary for Nurses (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 46th – Share of Best Nursing Homes
- 39th – Projected Competition by 2026
- 33rd – Avg. Number of Work Hours"
And with what many describe as "a growing nursing crisis" in America, the purpose of this latest WalletHub study doesn't bode well for state, either.