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    Hi,
    My husband and I may be moving to NC in April for his new job. The company is located in Mooresville. I am an RN with 2 years experience (telemetry and NICU) and will probably look into applying to the two hospitals after the move. I am currently in Michigan working at a 335 bed, unionized hospital, making about $22/hr.

    I was hoping I could gather more information on the two major health systems. They both look like they have similar sized hospitals and similar specialties. I guess what I am wonder the most would be: pay, shift differentials, pay for per diem nurses, parking, on site daycare, benefits, how the hiring process is, and most importantly how happy the nurses are. I did see that Presby is Magnet, but I've also heard that it doesn't mean a darn thing.

    I do know that nurses are having trouble finding jobs and I do know it may take a while. Thankfully, my income is mostly supplemental so we'll be able to relocate on his job alone.
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    I cant answer for Presbyterian but at CMC you should be able to ask for atleast your current rate if not a little more. Shift diff 3p-7a = $4 and W/E diff = $3. There is no on site daycare. My opinion on the Magnet status is that its not what its cracked up to be as I have worked at other magnet facilities. Benefits aren't the greatest but they aren't horrible. Multiple private parking decks with plenty of room for staff. Per diem in this area that I have seen is usually in the mid $30's/hr range. They do have a brand new fully updated children's hospital at CMC that is very nice. Hope this helps.
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    both cmc & presbyterian are good hospitals to work for. you would be fortunate to get a job at either.

    honestly, you should start applying now because nurses from all over the country are coming here to work and the few jobs are very hard to get.

    good luck.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm currently working on getting my license endorsed in NC. I think it would be kind of pointless to apply for jobs prior to having a North Carolina license. We'll financially be alright for at least 6 months for me to find a job. It does seem that the new grads are the one's particularly having a hard time right now, though.
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    Quote from brayarn
    we'll financially be alright for at least 6 months for me to find a job.
    that's good. desperately looking for a job just to pay the bills is a miserable place to be!

    Quote from brayarn
    it does seem that the new grads are the one's particularly having a hard time right now, though.
    my friend that recently got hired onto cmc. she said at her orientation, the average experience of newly hired rns was about 8 years. my friend only had a few years and she got a job, but of course she is local, has a great personality, is super smart, and really loves being a nurse so that didnít hurt.

    hopefully things will pick up by the time you get down here.
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    Quote from BrayaRN
    Thanks for the replies. I'm currently working on getting my license endorsed in NC. I think it would be kind of pointless to apply for jobs prior to having a North Carolina license. We'll financially be alright for at least 6 months for me to find a job. It does seem that the new grads are the one's particularly having a hard time right now, though.
    Healthcare employers are v. familiar with people applying for jobs before they actually have the license in hand, esp. when you have the opportunity to plan your move in advance. You're already licensed somewhere else and endorsing, so there's no reason to expect you wouldn't get a license -- if it were me, I'd go ahead and start applying ASAP, esp. in the current economic/employment environment. No point wasting any time or missing out on any chances!

    The two times I've relocated to other states in my career, I applied and interviewed for positions before I was licensed and no one batted an eye.


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