Relocating to NORTH CAROLINA

U.S.A. North Carolina


Hey All,

I was hoping to get some feedback from nurses currently working in NC. I am going to be relocating with my husband via military orders to Jacksonville NC this summer. I was wondering what the pay rate was, what the ratios are, and what hospitals you would recommend applying to. I have been an RN for 2 years at a med/surg unit in CA. I have my BSN. I would appreciate any advice. Thankyou!!!

Specializes in Med-surg, telemetry, oncology, rehab, LTC, ALF.

It really depends, to be honest. I make $24/hour and get around $3-4/hour shift diff for night shift. Add another dollar to that if I pick up hours as a charge nurse or preceptor. I'm not in Jacksonville, but my city has a high cost of living. I have 2 years of med/surg/tele experience and 1 year of LTC/SNF experience.

I've heard of people making more, but for my area, that's pretty good. More experienced nurses can make a lot more. If you pick up agency or travel jobs here, they're paid nearly twice what I make. You might make just a touch more for having your BSN here, but most employers I've encountered seem to value experience more than education when it comes to determining pay.

Specializes in orthopedic/trauma, Informatics, diabetes.

Starting pay for an exp nurse should be $25ish. Depends on where you work. I am in the Raleigh-Durham area and I think we make a little more. Onslow and the Naval hosp @ Lejeune are the two closest to Jackksonville. Kind of in the middle of nowhere, but not far from the coast.

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