Which 10 US states have the most overworked nurses?

There is a shortage of nurses throughout the U.S., with Hawaii having the fewest nurses per 1,000 residents.

Using U.S. Census Bureau, FBI crime and  Kaiser Family Foundation data, Medicare Health Plans compiled a list of states and U.S. regions boasting the highest percentage of overworked nurses.

Here are the top 10 based on the number of nurses per 1,000 people:

1. Hawaii: 1.9
2. Utah: 5.7
3. Wisconsin: 5.8
4. Wyoming: 6.0
5. Washington, D.C.: 7.9
5. Washington: 7.9
6. North Carolina: 8.3
7. Oregon: 8.4
8. Nevada: 9.2
8. New Hampshire: 9.2

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