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.

For more specifics in the WalletHub 2020's Best and Worst State's for Nurses, including more details about Louisiana and neighboring states, JUST CLICK HERE!