The nursing industry is changing daily as technology changes and the population ages. In the United States the nursing industry is expected to grow at more than double the rate of the average occupation through the year 2024 according to a study made by the WalletHub Website. WalletHub used several factors in determining the best and worst places for nurses to work in the United States. Wisconsin was the best place to work and Washington, D.C. was the worst place to work. The State of Iowa came in 3rd, Illinois 17th and Missouri 22nd on the list.
Listed below in order are the overall rankings, the states, followed by the opportunity rankings and work environment rankings according to the WalletHub study.

1 Wisconsin        14         2

2 New Mexico       1       31

3 Iowa                  9        11

4 Texas                 8       13

5 Colorado          26         5

6 North Dakota    11       18

7 Delaware          27        7

8 Utah                  25        9

9 Arizona               5       27

10 Washington    19       15

11 Minnesota       39         1

12 Idaho               21      16

13 Oregon           18       17

14 Maine             29       10

15 Virginia           12       26

16 New Hampshire  42    3

17 Illinois              17      22

18 Nebraska         33     12

19 Rhode Island   43       4

20 South Carolina 10     29

21 Connecticut       38      8

22 Missouri             30    19

23 Montana            13     28

24 Michigan              3    42

25 Kentucky           23     24

26 Wyoming            2      46

27 Vermont           36       20

28 Tennessee        31      25

29 Maryland           46       6

30 North Carolina  35      23

31 South Dakota    41     21

32 Florida                  6    44

33 Kansas                20   34

34 Arkansas            24    30

35 Indiana               16    36

36 Oklahoma             7    48

37 California            32    32

38 West Virginia      22    41

39 Pennsylvania      34   35

40 Mississippi          28    38

41 Massachusetts   48    14

42 Nevada                4     51

43 Georgia                5    49

44 Ohio                     40    37

45 New Jersey          44    40

46 Alaska                  47    33

47 Alabama              37    45

48 Louisiana            45    50

49 New York            49    43

50 Hawaii                 50    39

51 District of Columbia  51  47