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.