These States Need Nurses the Most


With the Delta variant of COVID-19 overtaxing our nation’s hospitals yet again, and the nursing industry already well within the grips of a long-predicted shortage of nursing professionals, nurses of all kinds are, without question, in high demand.

Where are nurses currently needed the most? Here are the top five states seeking RNs, NPs, LPNs, and CNAs, as well as which specialties are most in-demand in each location, according to data from our jobs site.

Registered Nurses

1. Texas

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Intensive Care Unit
  2. Operating Room
  3. PACU

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2. California

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Telemetry
  2. Home Health
  3. Operating Room

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3. Florida

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Home Health
  2. Telemetry
  3. Operating Room

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4. New York

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Operating Room
  2. Telemetry
  3. PACU

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5. Pennsylvania

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Telemetry
  2. Home Health
  3. Operating Room

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Nurse Practitioners

1. California

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Urgent Care
  3. Cardiology

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2. New York

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Urgent Care
  2. Mental Health
  3. Oncology

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3. Texas

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Family Medicine
  2. Urgent Care
  3. Mental Health

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4. Pennsylvania

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Urgent Care
  2. Mental Health
  3. Wound Care

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5. Massachusetts

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Family Medicine
  3. Cardiology

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Licensed Practical Nurses

1. Florida

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Home Health
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Hospice

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2. Pennsylvania

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Home Health
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Operating Room

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3. New York

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Rehabilitation
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Operating Room

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4. Ohio

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Home Health
  2. Hospice
  3. Rehabilitation

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5. Georgia

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Home Health
  2. Wound Care
  3. Dialysis

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Certified Nursing Assistants

1. Florida

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Hospice
  2. Home Health
  3. Rehabilitation

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2. Pennsylvania

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Hospice
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Home Health

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3. California

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Hospice
  2. Behavioral Health
  3. Telemetry

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4. Illinois

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Hospice
  2. Home Health
  3. Rehabilitation

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5. Texas

Most In-demand Specialties:

  1. Hospice
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Home Health

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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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