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    Best hospitals for new grad RN in NC?

    Thanks AP0525 I love the hospital, job, my team. Everyone is so nice and supportive. I feel so privileged to work a Duke
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    Natividad New Grad

    Hi onetoremember1123 I haven't heard from them but I am not waiting any more. I accepted job somewhere else and I am glad I made a move. You can also try to call the unit manager and ask them. I remember that they mentioned to call back, if we do not hear from them by mid. of Aug. Good luck
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    Advice please...moving to California, a mistake?

    Students who have the highest GPA or are involved with different college associations/ programs have the priority to sign up for the classes early; at least my college had this system. Something you might check at your husband college.
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    Best hospitals for new grad RN in NC?

    HI MotivatedOne, Thanks for reply. I got a job with Duke, so I am moving in July/August. Can't wait to start. How is Wake Forest?
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    Obamacare Survives, Supreme Court Rescues 'Big Health'

    I don't agree. I am from Europe, lived there most of my life and decided to get my nursing degree in the States. I will never go back to their nationalized health care. What you read is not real, just bunch of the words to make them feel better about themselves. Ordinary people just suffer there.
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    Endorsement North Carolina Process

    I transferred from CA and it took couple weeks for my temporary license. It you follow all the directions correctly, it shouldn't take too long. I think compact states should take even less.
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    Interview at Duke

    Thanks. I went to school in bay area. But SD was always my dream place. My family has a house in Coronado, so we usually spend summers there. I love that place :)
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    Interview at Duke

    Congrats. I tried for SCRIPPS too, but I did not even make first 500. When I finished with my application, it was already too late. What unit did you get in? Well, I know I will have a great time at Duke. Hopefully then, more doors will open :) and maybe SD will welcome me :)
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    where to rent in Durham?

    Thanks DeLynn, I will check the site. Also, I am looking for a small complex, maybe 2-max 4 units. I am not a big fan of those huge complexes, whether they have great pool, gym or other facilities. I want something small, duplex would be ideal.
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    where to rent in Durham?

    Hi, I am relocating to NC from CA and I am looking for 2BR apartment in Durham area. Which are the good/safe areas to rent near Durham? Something no more than 30-40 minutes commute from Duke Hospital. Thanks
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    Interview at Duke

    I did not make any calls yet. But I have some places I would like to check. I am going to be there mid-late July, so as I get closer to my departure, then I'll call some places. Did you find any place?
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    Interview at Duke

    Do you know if we have to apply for relocation grant before we move to be eligible for it? I know we can apply for it after we sign the contract (which might be the end of August), but then I should be moved in NC. Would I still get the relocation grant after I am moved in? Did you have a chance to talk to recruiter about this?
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    Interview at Duke

    Thanks bigworld. I am planning to get a car there. Right now, I am looking close to Durham or Chapel Hill. Do you know when they ask us to sign the contract and do all the health check ups? Are you planning to get relocation assistance from Duke?
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    Interview at Duke

    I interviewed for the OR unit. So, I think it is different than regular new grad program. I was selected to attend open house, which I believe they did for 2 days. Their website mentioned that this program is offered 1-2 times a year. They selected 30 applicants and from those 12-15 got the job offer. They have Tuesdays and Thursdays live chat on their website. You should try it and ask them all the questions you might have. They are very helpful.
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    San Diego job market for RNs

    I am sorry if I am too negative but after 6 months of trying to find a job down here, I end up disappointed and frustrated with the nursing job market. I would not move to SD until I have a job offer in hands. There are too many new grad RN's trying to get a job in SD or anywhere in CA. I finished my degree here and got my license but I am not wasting anymore time here. As much as I love SD I can not wait here helplessly. For that reason I am moving out of the state to get experience and hopefully, after few years I can come back. Sorry, if I sound discouraging but SD is very competitive, the entire CA is overwhelmed with new grad RN's. Good luck, there are few lucky ones, so maybe you will find what you are looking for.
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    Interview at Duke

    Well, it is definitely cheaper than California. There are nice houses with lots of land for reasonable prices. But your salary would be much less than in CA. Anyway, I think you get better quality of life in NC. Don't get me wrong, CA is beautiful and I love it but as a young professional I am struggling here.