RN Jobs in WI
Wisconsin as the 30th state on May 29, 1848.
It is one of the north-central states, bounded by western Lake Superior and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the north and Lake Michigan to the east. Illinois is in the south, while Minnesota and Iowa are in the west and southwest, respectively. The name Wisconsin is an English translation of the French translation of the Algonquin name Meskousing, which is said to mean “that redstone stream,” referring to the Wisconsin River. Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin and is the state capital.
Over 12,000 freshwater lakes and ponds dot the landscape, and much of the state is covered in dense forest. Key products include machinery, processed food and dairy products, paper and cardboard, printing and publishing products, chemicals, and related products. The largest cities in the state are Milwaukee (pop. 596,974) on the western shore of Lake Michigan; Madison (235,792), capital; and Green Bay (105,816) on the Fox River. Wisconsin has ten universities: Algoma University College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Mid-State Technical College – Affiliated Fennimore Campus, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Ripon College, and Viterbo University.
Wisconsin’s continental climate is generally humid, although the southern two-thirds of the state include savannahs and savannahs, with slightly warmer summers and colder winters than northern Wisconsin. Winters in Wisconsin are typically very cold, with lake-like snow, due to their distance from the extreme temperatures of Lake Michigan.