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Old 04-08-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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I plan on moving in three semesters when I become a registered nurse so bare with me that I've made a couple post and threads about the same topic I just really want to make the right decision when it comes to moving and I need to get on board with where I am going to move to so I can figure out my living situation and get a job lined up. I currently reside in the Midwest and I absolutely hate it there's not much to do here and I hate the weather it's currently cloudy and 30 with snow tonight. I have seasonal depression and I really prefer a sunnier climate . If I could go anywhere I would choose Hawaii I love the tropical region but realistically that's not an option South Florida has a tropical climate that I like and I really like Florida's beaches and weather overall but every time I visit Florida it just has that lack of Southern charm and that home appeal. So I've narrowed it down between south snd north Carolina. I used to live in South Carolina and if I were to move back it would probably be Charleston. But I'm also considering coastal North Carolina. Which has more sunshine? Warmer winter days? Or is it the same ? Humidity doesn't bother me . Southern charm and hospitality? I enjoy laying on the beach, salt water fishing and hiking . Which has more job opps for RNs ? And easier to get a job as a new grad ? Dating scene? Social scene ? Etc which do you like better
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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Charleston's warmer than the NC beaches by a little bit in Winter. Good health care assets in Charleston with 3 hospitals (St. Francis, Roper, and Medical University of SC). I'd pick Charleston if I were you. Good luck. Super-good area!
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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Charleston would be your best bet I think. But I'd also put Savannah, GA on your list for consideration.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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I agree with charleston or maybe wilmington nc or hilton head sc or even savannah., wilmington has a big hospital there. most of north carolinas beach towns are very small and probably not much in terms of high paying hospital jobs. I have heard parts of myrtle beach are a little sketchy but most of it is nice , I would just send out resumes and see who bites ,you arent going to go wrong with any of those towns,
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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I prefer Savannah to Charleston, personally. Mostly a matter of taste. Wilmington NC has some appeal.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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I prefer Savannah to Charleston, personally. Mostly a matter of taste. Wilmington NC has some appeal.
As the home of the Medical University of SC, Charleston would definitely have the most job opportunities for RNs, which is one of the OP's criteria. Other than that, a lot of the other criteria is subjective.

For me, the list would go:

1) Charleston
2) Savannah
3) Wilmington

That's pretty much it. Wouldn't really consider Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head/Beaufort.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Charleston and Augusta have the highest wages for RNs in the Carolinas so thats something to consider.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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If you're looking at SC I would heavily urge you to consider a bit further south in Jacksonville FL which has a friendly Southern feel as well, less severe winters, a low cost of living and a booming healthcare industry with lots of options for RNs including the world-famous Mayo Clinic, University of Florida-Shands Hospital and the massive Baptist Medical Center. The north side in particular in/around Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island feels every bit like someplace in GA or SC and is a fairly easy commute to Mayo and UF-Shands.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Yeah for better or worse, Jax is very southern feeling. By far the most southern of the Florida big cities. In your case I guess for the better.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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if u are moving w/o a job lined up first which is pretty risky, i would go to either Jacksonville FL or Hampton Roads because they are bigger job markets but have the beach. In Hampton Roads, Williamsburg Virginia just north of Newport News has that old school south feel, but there are several cities there to pick from that I am less familiar with
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