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Old 05-09-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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I will have no problems locating a job, thank you very much for your concern. But i got it under control!

Now back to the question of locations similar to chapel hill, but maybe a little cheaper housing...
greensboro / durham
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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I will have no problems locating a job, thank you very much for your concern. But i got it under control!

Now back to the question of locations similar to chapel hill, but maybe a little cheaper housing...

I don't think there's anything quite like Chapel Hill in NC. Maybe you can look into Hillsborough which is in the same county, but I don't think it's gonna be much cheaper if at all.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Now back to the question of locations similar to chapel hill, but maybe a little cheaper housing...
Carrboro or Pittsboro will be cheaper, but the UNC presence is unique in Chapel Hill.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I will have no problems locating a job, thank you very much for your concern. But i got it under control!
If I had a dime for everyone from out of state who've said that... and were disappointed. For your sake, maybe I'll be wrong.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) has major medical centers as in Duke, UNC and Wake Med plus a number of smaller hospitals as in Rex and Durham County. Durham also has a big VA hospital across the street from Duke.

The commute from Granville county to either Durham, Chapel Hill or Raleigh is a piece of cake for a NJ resident. Cheap there but not many amenities.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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I'm a RN and there's a lot of good work in the Research Triangle (Pharmacovigilance in pharmaceuticals and CROs, which is where I'm looking) unless you want to be bedside, then there are also positions in that area for you. Cheaper homes can be found there too. Good luck as a nurse!
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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I don't think there's anything quite like Chapel Hill in NC. Maybe you can look into Hillsborough which is in the same county, but I don't think it's gonna be much cheaper if at all.
What do you mean by that comment? is that good or bad lol
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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What do you mean by that comment? is that good or bad lol
I think that all MrENC meant was that Hillsborough is attractive and charming. Therefore it is likely to be just as expensive as Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is unique because it has a huge college presense and it runs its own high-quality public school system.

If you are looking for more affordable options which are still nice and would have jobs for RN's just starting out, then look at Greensboro, Winston-Salem and surrounding counties. Moore County might also be an option as it has a good hospital, and lots of well-off retired folks.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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I also need to live in a district with excellent schools. Thats why I initially looked at chapel hill.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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If I had a dime for everyone from out of state who've said that... and were disappointed. For your sake, maybe I'll be wrong.
Yep. I was a brand new RN back in 2011, passed my NCLEX, got licensed in NC and tried for 3 months to secure employment in Charlotte (my husband works there). Needless to say, life had other plans for me. I ended up in Myrtle Beach, we've been stuck here for 4 years, with hubby commuting to CLT. But I have gotten so much experience as an ICU/Trauma nurse that I can literally go anywhere. We just leased an apt in Charlotte and will be moving in June (for the hubby, I'm going to travel). I'm glad the OP feels so positive about her job outlook.
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