Eastern NC. 3 level one trauma centers within 50 miles, i think 5 in a 100 miles; 2 VA hospitals less than an hour from me (one in one direction and one the other). Duke hires, BSN, ADN, and diploma nurses (with the caveat that a BSN is acquired in a certain amount of time). Every specialty. Duke is building a new tower as we speak, UNC hospitals are expanding and they are buying up some community hospitals. The is Vidant and Novant in the area too. A hospital system near ECU/Greenville are. So saturated with hospitals and pts, not enough nurses by any stretch. New clinics/urgent cares/specialty areas needing help.
Because of the need, the pay is competitive, I believe. Some have sign on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, moving stipends. Look into it if interested. Great place to live, I think!