Thinking of moving to NC

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    I was wondering if anyone living and working in North Carolina might be able to give a little info to a nursing student looking to move to NC when school's out. I have lived there before (Asheville) and loved it but I was much younger, single and was a Chef (then 24, now 31 w/ a family). I love the climate and attitude of the people but I have no idea of the nursing situation in that area (e.g. shortage, job satisfaction, high education...). I live in Sarasota Florida now and the Jobs here are good. The hospitals reimburse for education and the starting unexperienced nursing wage is about $19.00 and hour for RN's (not per diem). If anyone has some info, I would love and appreciate it.
    Thank you

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    Don't get too excited about my post yet - I do not live in NC. However, I plan to one day - my (and my husband's) "thing" is hiking and nature. Our last two vacations were spent hiking near Boone and we LOVE the mountains!

    I would call some of the hospitals around there and ask your questions. You can also look on major job search engines such as Monster and Careerbuilder for positions in the Asheville area, and there is always information available from the city's chamber of commerce (on-line also). I would definitely check out www.citizen-times.com, an Ashville paper, not only as a resource, but to see the devastation Ivan left behind! :-(
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    Thank you so much for the reply and the info I am looking into it as we speak..uh...write!!



    Quote from healtheducator
    Don't get too excited about my post yet - I do not live in NC. However, I plan to one day - my (and my husband's) "thing" is hiking and nature. Our last two vacations were spent hiking near Boone and we LOVE the mountains!

    I would call some of the hospitals around there and ask your questions. You can also look on major job search engines such as Monster and Careerbuilder for positions in the Asheville area, and there is always information available from the city's chamber of commerce (on-line also). I would definitely check out www.citizen-times.com, an Ashville paper, not only as a resource, but to see the devastation Ivan left behind! :-(
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    Welcome (soon) to NC!! I am a CDM/CFPP working in NC, and am employed by a NC based company that has buildings throughout the state. It's a solid company, LTC, steady work. We have buildings from the coast to the mountains, and we're always ready for a nurse or two or five. If you think you might be interested, please drop me a note--saundra5922@msn.com.
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    I just read your posted message. I am going to give you a link to the North Carolina Forum - perhaps you can get some more information there:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showpost...99&postcount=1

    I lived in Sarasota for over 20 years and moved to Asheville a year ago. It truly has been the best move I have made for me and my family. The school system for the kids is really wonderful! There are decent jobs at good rates. Housing is expensive if you live directly in Asheville. But there are very affordable areas that surround Asheville that are beautiful too.

    The weather is wonderful, the people are great and it is a all around terrific place to live. Of course, over the last 2 weeks, we have been cleaning up from Frances and Ivan. Asheville was hit very hard with floods and dmaaging winds. Over 90,000 people were without power .... my power was just restored on late Sunday night .... thankfully.

    Other than the isolated weather issues with have had this year, I am thrilled to be here and would recommend it! Good luck and check out the North Carolina Forum ... I am sure you can get some additional answers there.


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