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Moving up to NC advice

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Military fam here next base may be in Atlantic beach

ok, so quick background I have 5 years ER/level 1 trauma experience in Miami so I have seen and treated the worst of the worst , I have 3 years exp

as charge nurse in that facility .

1. Good Hospitals to work for?

2. Pay , to reference I make 38/hr now base if I won't make a that as bedside I don't have issues applying for management positions but pay near this amount is important to me

3. Good areas to move too , budget is around 350-400k?

thanks in advance

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Eastern NC has a huge nursing shortage. There are lots of options. The UNC system is here, Duke system, a hospital system WakeMed. There are many others. I think we have 5-6 level 1 trauma centers in a 200 mi radius. UNC and Duke are 8 miles apart. Both are great systems.

There is the Charlotte area, but I don't have as much knowledge about that area other than it is a cool area to live.

Raleigh-Durham, where I live, is growing and is, for the most part, a great place to live; lots of things to do.

The pay may freak you out, but with shift diffs and other benefits, it's worth it. I get great tuition assistance at Duke. Lots of discounts for being a Duke employee. Lots of friends work at UNC and they love it there.

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Thanks for the feedback , I heard those areas are nice . We are coast guard so we will be more by the coast like Atlantic beach station ... any info on stuff going on there?

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New Hanover is the big hospital in the Wilmington area. It is nice there. hubby wants to retire there. Not sure how far it is from Atlantic Beach.

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Have you moved yet? Unfortunately NC does not pay as well as Miami. $38/hour would put you at the top of the pay scale, unless you work the weekend option.

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