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Duke University is the major unit in the area, they are currently the only ones using ECMO. One of my best buds is an NNP there. They also do all the major surgeries. Duke isn't really that well known for being the most nurse friendly place, however. They use quite a few travelers.
UNC in Chapel Hill also has a big new unit. They also do major surgeries. Lots of travel nurses come through here too. They have done ECMO in the past, but currently are not doing it as far as I know.
In the Raleigh area, the level III nursery is at Wake Med. I would have to highly recommend going there, if there are any open positions. The nurse manager there totally rocks! They have a nice new unit. Most of the nurses there have been there a very long time! They do not use travelers that I am aware.
Also in Raleigh there is Rex who has a pseudo level III. The same NNPs and Neos who work at Wake also staff Rex.
Further out from the triangle area, Pinehurst is a neat golf resort town with a Level III unit. Greenville in the eastern part of the state has a huge level III unit, but I couldn't in good faith recommend it based on what I have been told from NNPs and travelers who have worked there.
In the western part of NC, there are some nice units in Charlotte, Asheville and Winton Salem.
My advice would be to come down as a travel nurse to either Duke or UNC- or do back to back assignments here if you really like the area. Some of the travel nurses at UNC have been there more than a year. That way you can decide how you like things, get your housing paid for etc. yet not be totally committed. That would be my words of wisdom, as a former NICU nurse in the area, and as having worked as a traveler myself.
It gets very humid here in summer, which takes some getting used to unless you were born here! It can be quite miserable in July and August.
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