It's National Nurses Week in the U.S. and financial services website WalletHub has published interesting findings in its study on 2019's Best & Worst States for Nurses.

WalletHub used 21 key metrics like quality of nursing schools, job openings and salaries, and commute times, then grouped those factors into two major categories--Opportunity & Competition and Work Environment--so they could rank the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Even though there are many fine nurses and nurse's organizations and outlets in Central New York, on the whole the Empire State failed miserably.

New York was dead-last among the 50 states. The good news for New York: it beat out Washington, DC. Furthermore, Empire State nurses had the second-lowest annual salaries (adjusted for cost of living) in the study, with DC nurses at #51.

New York placed 50th in the Opportunity & Competition area of the study and a little better (30th) in the area of Work Environment.