Study: Augusta named one of the "Best Cities for Nurses"

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A new study finds Augusta as the third best big city in the U.S. for nurses.

The AdvisorSmith study bases its findings on three factors: Pay, number of nurses per capita in the city, and employment opportunities.

The study finds that employment in Augusta is high thanks to Augusta University Health. It also shows that RNs in the Garden City earn an average of $68,150 each year, and Augusta has 55% more nurses per capita than the average U.S. city.

Topping the list at the one and two spots are Modesto, Calif., and McAllen, Tx.

While no other Georgia or South Carolina cities make the list, Greenville, N.C., is number 8 on the list of midsize cities.