Greenville vs Asheville

  1. Hi everyone! i'm a canadian who will be graduating may 2007 (that's the plan anyways! lol). i want to move to nc, and i want to work in the ED. i'm now torn between pitt county at greenville and mission in asheville. pitt county came to a job fair here in my city (halifax ns) but i can't even get the ed dept director to respond to my emails, which is kinda making me lean towards greenville.

    i'm wondering if anyone would care to weigh in on either of these cities and or hospitals and or EDs. thanks a million! (can't wait to move to your beautiful state!!)

    lt
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  3. by   L&DNurseDonna
    Hey! I just started at PCMH. I too am a Canadian and really wanted to go to Mission! BUT I wanted to work in L&D. Mission wanted me to do M/S first, so I chose PCMH. PCMH is a great teaching facility and they readily take on new grads, so I would think your chances of getting into ED are a lot better here. So far I really like Greenville and the hospital. If you need any help with the Licensing and Documentation stuff I can give u some info. Good luck with your decision!

    ~Donna
  4. by   WaynesvilleRN
    I live 25 minutes west of Asheville...We hired new Grads directly into our ED since we just built a brand new ED. We are in the process of building a new Outpatient Surgery Center as well. If you love the mountains you may consider going to a smaller hospital to get the experience and then apply later to Mission
  5. by   koyeh
    I worked at PCMH 10 yrs ago. Not bad place to be but the difference is PCMH will probably pay more. I took a $4/hour pay cut when I moved to Asheville. Of course that was 10 years ago.
    Geographically very different, Greenville is much warmer with a lot of humidity. Asheville has the mountains if your an outdoor person. They are hiring new graduates in the ED at mission.
  6. by   introspectiveRN
    Quote from WaynesvilleRN
    I live 25 minutes west of Asheville...We hired new Grads directly into our ED since we just built a brand new ED. We are in the process of building a new Outpatient Surgery Center as well. If you love the mountains you may consider going to a smaller hospital to get the experience and then apply later to Mission
    hey waynesville...I pm'd you
  7. by   WaynesvilleRN
    I got ya back :-)
  8. by   introspectiveRN
    Quote from WaynesvilleRN
    I got ya back :-)
    :typing hmm....working away at this thing and still got nuthin'....grrr. Thanks for taking the time to reply but I am not getting it for some reason. ??? Man, can ya tell I am really motor-vated :redpinkhe to get to your neck of the woods???

    Please try again Waynesville!
  9. by   WaynesvilleRN
    hmmm I shall try again.....one sec you late night typer!
  10. by   introspectiveRN
    Quote from WaynesvilleRN
    hmmm I shall try again.....one sec you late night typer!
    hyper typer

  11. by   bhabby
    All depends on what you need and want. I live in Asheville and have most of my life except for 3 years...so this is home to me and I have worked at Mission Hospital for the last 12 years.
    If money and lower cost of living is what you need then Greenville,NC is the better choice...esp if you are a new grad. Mission is not a very high paying hospital and I would even dare say not competitive...and the cost of living is very high. Housing affordability is costly and finding even a apt that does'nt cost an arm and leg can be hard.
    I would like to own a small home one day but if my salary does not increase I also may need to move to Greenville,NC. LOL
    The biggest difference (besides the pay and cost of living) is the climate. In Asheville it can get humid during the day in the summer but it usually cools off due to elevation and being in mountains in the evening when the sun goes down. Greenville....HUMID, MUGGY and STICKY. Air condition is a MUST.
    You will however, be much closer to the beach than we are...and NC has beautiful beaches.
    Good luck in whatever you decide. I don't think you will go wrong either way.

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