Best hospitals for new grad RN in NC?

  1. 0 Hi

    I am trying to relocate and find a job in NC. Do you know, which hospitals are best for new grad RNs? Anything with great support, opportunities for further education and advancement, and good location.

    (I might be asking for a lot but any tips would help)
  2. Visit  mihaSK profile page

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    Joined Mar '12; Posts: 100; Likes: 9.

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  3. Visit  keori profile page
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    I don't know much, but you might want too look into Blue Ridge Healthcare at Blue Ridge HealthCare - Official Home Page - Morganton, NC. I just checked out the employment section and they mention that they are hiring new grads.
  4. Visit  mihaSK profile page
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    Thank you. I will check it out
  5. Visit  MotivatedOne profile page
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    Wake Forest Baptist Health, Forsyth Medical Center, UNC Health System, High Point Regional...just naming a few places classmates and I have been offered positions as new ADN graduates

    Where are you hoping to relocate and what type of program are you graduating from?
  6. Visit  mihaSK profile page
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    Thanks for reply MotivatedOne. I applied to Wake Forest and UNC. But the process takes forever and still waiting to hear from them as well as many others. I finally got reply from Duke and I can't wait to receive more information about the interview.
    I graduated with BSN-RN in CA. The job market is tough here, so I decided to get my RN license in NC and relocate anywhere in that area. Anything that comes first I'll take it.
    Where did you get an offer? Did you apply for new grad or regular job?
  7. Visit  MotivatedOne profile page
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    Quote from mihaSK
    I graduated with BSN-RN in CA. The job market is tough here, so I decided to get my RN license in NC and relocate anywhere in that area. Anything that comes first I'll take it.
    Where did you get an offer? Did you apply for new grad or regular job?
    I only applied to Baptist...kind of kicking myself now because I'd love to get out of this area but oh well. I was offered a new grad position there in the Journey's program! You could also try Moses Cone...although I'm not really a big fan of that facility they PREFER BSN graduates and won't even consider ADN graduates until August so you have a bit of an advantage there :-)

    Are you applying for new graduate positions or regular staff positions? I know some places are making people sign 2-3 year contracts since they're investing so much in our training. So that's something to keep in mind when applying!

    Have you moved here yet or are you in the process of moving. Also, have you already taken the NCLEX?

    Good luck with your interview at Duke!
  8. Visit  mihaSK profile page
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    Congrats on the offer with Journey's program. It must feel great to have a job.
    Thanks for the hint on Moses Cone. I will check it out.
    I am mostly applying for NG positions, unless I can find anything else that does not require experience. I do not have a trouble to sign the contract with the hospital for a long term period. If they offer further advancement in my career then I am okay with it.

    I took my NCLEX in January 2012 (graduated 12/2011), so I have RN license in both states, CA and NC. I also did some extra certifications to make my resume stronger. However, here in CA it is so competitive that even those are not enough. I feel like nothing through nursing school was as hard as getting that first job. I am still living in CA but ready to move anytime I get that first job in NC.

    How is your new job? What department did you get? Could you choose?
  9. Visit  MotivatedOne profile page
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    I apologize for the delay. You're given the opportunity to choose 3 areas of interest. After your initial interview, the nurse recruiter will then forward your information to the unit manager of those areas that she feels you may be a good fit. I'm already employed at Wake Forest Baptist Health as a nurse's assistant and decided to transition as a RN on my home unit! Orientation doesn't start until July 9th.

    Are you still in CA, have you moved to NC? If so, what part and where did you find a job? There are still quite a few people in my graduating class looking for jobs. The majority of my fellow classmates were hired at High Point Regional!

    Good luck to you!!!
  10. Visit  mihaSK profile page
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    HI MotivatedOne,

    Thanks for reply. I got a job with Duke, so I am moving in July/August. Can't wait to start.
    How is Wake Forest?


    Quote from MotivatedOne
    I apologize for the delay. You're given the opportunity to choose 3 areas of interest. After your initial interview, the nurse recruiter will then forward your information to the unit manager of those areas that she feels you may be a good fit. I'm already employed at Wake Forest Baptist Health as a nurse's assistant and decided to transition as a RN on my home unit! Orientation doesn't start until July 9th.

    Are you still in CA, have you moved to NC? If so, what part and where did you find a job? There are still quite a few people in my graduating class looking for jobs. The majority of my fellow classmates were hired at High Point Regional!

    Good luck to you!!!
  11. Visit  NurseMotivated profile page
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    I am also considering moving to NC and have applied at Duke for a new grad position. How much are they paying new grads?
  12. Visit  AP0525 profile page
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    Congrats on your new job! I'm a nurse at WakeMed and love it there. My husband is a hospitalist at Duke and he really likes it there as well and he says all of the nurses there are really good and competent. I think you'll like the area as well.
    Good luck!
  13. Visit  mihaSK profile page
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    Thanks AP0525

    I love the hospital, job, my team. Everyone is so nice and supportive. I feel so privileged to work a Duke
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  14. Visit  icu1234 profile page
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    Hi mihaSk,

    I wonder do you have to take on different shifts at Duke? like day, swing and grave yard shift ? Is it 12 hour-shift or 8 hour-shift?
    What unit do you work at now? What's the ratio of the pt to nurse? Is it same as California? I have been working in ICU in Ca for 4 years. I am considering to move to NC since my sister lives there. Your answer is greatly appreciated!!


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