Oklahoma!!! Fantastic cost of living, great communities, growing healthcare systems, and wonderful people!!
Madison, WI: $1500-2,000/mo for rent/mortgage, $38-55/hr at trauma hospitals, 1:4 days (stepdown). Madison, WI is considered a higher cost place to live/work compared to national averages by about 10%.
I work at Medical City McKinney in the ED and love it. I’ve been a nurse for 24 years (not sure where the 32 came from!). I can say that HCA here is VERY different from my HCA experience in FL. They are very supportive here and pay is great compared to cost of living. There’s Medical City Frisco, Arlington, Lewisville, and a few others.
Not Florida!!!! Texas has been great though.
In Rhode Island for our Union hospitals, new grads receive a rate of 31.58$ and yearly step increases. However, a new grad at a respiratory SNF on a ventilator unit, I received $40-45 an hour working overnights 11-7a and 11p-3p
I currently live in MA and do not think that is the most affordable. I did move from Florida and do not believe that one is either. The salary is much lower and the housing costs have skyrocketed in the last few years not to mention the social issues going on in that state at this time.
The land called Eden in the country of Utopia!
Not North Carolina but maybe texas
When it comes to the most affordable state for nurses to live, income and cost of living ratios are important factors to consider. Here are a few states that may meet your criteria:
1. Texas: Texas has a relatively low cost of living compared to other states, and nurses in Texas earn an average annual salary of $74,540. Texas also has a good work environment with a relatively low nurse-to-patient ratio.
2. Oklahoma: Oklahoma is another state with a low cost of living, and nurses in Oklahoma earn an average annual salary of $62,880. Oklahoma also has a good work environment, with a relatively low nurse-to-patient ratio.
3. Georgia: Georgia has a relatively low cost of living compared to other states, and nurses in Georgia earn an average annual salary of $68,950. Georgia also has a good work environment, with a relatively low nurse-to-patient ratio.
4. Tennessee: Tennessee is another state with a low cost of living, and nurses in Tennessee earn an average annual salary of $63,950. Tennessee also has a good work environment, with a relatively low nurse-to-patient ratio.
5. North Carolina: North Carolina has a relatively low cost of living compared to other states, and nurses in North Carolina earn an average annual salary of $67,930. North Carolina also has a good work environment, with a relatively low nurse-to-patient ratio.
Keep in mind that these are just a few examples, and the affordability and work environment for nurses can vary widely depending on the specific location within each state. It's also important to consider other factors, such as job availability and the overall quality of life in each state.
Cost of living is good especially if you choose to live in a rural area. Income also tends to be on the lower side. Depending upon where you work, work environment ratios can be good or bad. New Mexico is having a tough time getting medical professionals to come and stay in this state.
Las Vegas NV. I love it here. Came from California which I hated. Too much traffic, nurses are all competing against each other and they try to back stab you to get you out. Las Vegas has the sweetest nurses and everyone looks out for one another. For me I love working for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. I learn so much from them. Cost of living is going up but is still so much lower than California.
Texas, or North Carolina
Are you a new grad?
Texas use to be excellent but I haven't lived there in 15 years so don't know if it's still that way. Just stay out of Austin. It's super expensive
well good a job and income cost are not important with raise.
Texas, TN both are more cost effective states.
That would be Texas ofcos.
Just looking for some general info
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