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Hi everybody!! I am currently in my final semester of nursing school in new jersey. I am considering applying to Duke University Medical Center and UNC hospital. My family relocated to Cary and love the area. I was wondering if anybody knew the starting salaries for these two hospitals? New graduate nurses in North Jersey start at between 27-30 dollars per hour. Will I find anything within this range?? Thank you for all your help!!

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gal220RN is a BSN, RN and specializes in peds critical care, peds GI, peds ED.

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Congrats on your new profession!

I am sorry to report the salary ranges for new grads are not comparable to those in NJ. When I moved from another state in the southeast to NC with over a decade of nursing experience, I was offered a base rate of less than $26/hr- an almost 20% cut in my hourly rate at my previous job. You will find some of the RTP area hospitals are better than others when it comes to salary- some are counting on you to focus on name and prestige, rather than the bottom line. Take my advice- shadow in each area, do your homework, and go with the unit and the hospital that fits your personality, versus reputation.

Good luck and best wishes.

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thank you for your honesty on this matter.........i appreciate your feedback!

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Hello gal220rn, do you know what hospitals offer you the opportunity to shadow? This is something I really would like to do.

Thanks

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Very difficult to be hired as a new grad at either of these hospitals. Start pay for new grad is right at 20/hour. Both hospitals get about 200 applicants in 48 hours for every new grad position they post. Set your expectations that this is a saturated area of new grad nurses.....a lot without jobs. If you can stay in NJ and get experience, I say stay. An experienced RN is a whole different picture for job possibilities in this area.

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approx $20 a hr is what ur looking at n nc, u might find a bit higher or lower.

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Very difficult to be hired as a new grad at either of these hospitals. Start pay for new grad is right at 20/hour. Both hospitals get about 200 applicants in 48 hours for every new grad position they post. Set your expectations that this is a saturated area of new grad nurses.....a lot without jobs. If you can stay in NJ and get experience, I say stay. An experienced RN is a whole different picture for job possibilities in this area.

That's interesting. A friend of mine was hired as an RN at Duke University Hospital months before she even graduated from nursing school.

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The only way for you to make close to that as a new grad in NC is to do nights and weekends with the shift differentials. You have to remember this area has a lower cost of living than NJ.

Everywhere is saturated with new grads but some are getting jobs. I met a girl when I took the nclex, she said she was from Alabama and got a job at the hospital I did clinical rotations at, the same hospital that told us they were not hiring.

Some people get lucky. Don't let that stop you from applying. Just keep an open mind about the possibilites.

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pedspro has 12 years experience.

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New Grad

When I worked @ UNC hospitals from 2006 to 2009,80% of nurses where new grads on my unit.UNC has a high turn over. I do not see why you would say it is hard to get hired as a new grad in that Hospital.

Speaking from personal experience

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NC is one of the lowest paid place to work as a nurse, stay in NJ. You might meet the situation lol.

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mrsshifflette09 has 3 years experience and specializes in Neurosciences, Med-Surg-CNA.

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I work at duke as a new grad and I make $20.32 starting out. Its a bit lower than NJ lol.

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