One of the biggest advantages of being a travel nurse is getting to travel around, work in new environments, and being allowed to work at states that you are needed in the most or states that you have always wanted to visit. There are a lot of advantages to traveling nursing jobs in North Carolina. The white sand beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, and the amazing views of the mountains are only some of the things North Carolina has to offer. Here is everything you need to know about travel nursing jobs in NC.
What to See and Do in North Carolina
- The Biltmore Estate in Asheville
The Biltmore Estate would have to be one of the top attractions in Asheville, being found in the center of an 8,000-acre compound, making Vanderbilt Mansion the largest private home in the United States. It has about 250 rooms that have impressive artworks, antiques, architecture, vintage clothing, and accessories.
You would also see the Italian Garden with ornate pools and sculptures and the Rose Garden with more than 250 varieties of roses. You would also see the first managed forest in the country, a deer park, and miles of level paths and walking trails on the grounds.
- Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway (or otherwise known as America’s favorite drive) is 469 miles long and it is designed by a landscape architect named Stanley Abbott. His vision when he created this road was to get away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It has endless scenery and incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountain, hundreds of hiking trails that could lead to beautiful waterfalls, and several visitor centers and museums.
- Waterfalls in North Carolina
There are amazing waterfalls that are found in North Carolina’s mountains and a lot of them are easily accessible by a short hike or a short walk. Some waterfalls can be combined with a visit to some small mountain towns and other sights.
Linvill Gorge is the deepest and the most scenic gorges in the eastern part of the United States and the Linville Falls drops about 90 feet. But there are also some small but beautiful falls like the Duggers Creek Falls and the Crabtree Falls.
- Beaches of the Outer Banks
There is also about a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands that are known for their beautiful and fantastic beaches, with soft sand lines that coast for miles. Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Avon are only some of the beach towns that you could visit.
- Downhill Skiing
North Carolina has 5 ski resorts, the biggest being the Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain that are located near the funky town of Banner Elk. Appalachian Ski Mountain, on the other hand, is known as the three-terrain park and is close to Blowing Rock. Cataloochee Ski Area is the most old-school of all of the resorts so far and is known for its very laid-back atmosphere. The last out of 5 ski resorts would have to be the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. This is the smallest out of all five, but it has one of the most impressive day lodges.
Other sites to visit:
- North Carolina Zoo
- North Carolina Aquarium
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
- Battleship of North Carolina
- Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
- Cape Hatteras
- Chimney Rock State Park
- Grandfather Mountain
Find RN Jobs in North Carolina
There are a lot of nursing specialties and jobs for registered nurses that could be found in North Carolina, here are some of the jobs that you could consider:
- Surgical Tech
- Case Management
- Cath Lab
- Critical Care
- CV ICU
- Emergency Room
- Home Health
- Labor and Delivery
- Mother Baby
- Neonatal ICU
- Operating Room
- Pediatric ED
- Pediatric ICU
- Pediatric OR
- Pediatric Tele
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Nurse Salary in NC
North Carolina is a state that has a robust health care system with more than a hundred hospitals, making nurses always in demand. The pay in nurses in North Carolina would depend on your specialty, location, and with each individual health care provider. On average, the annual salary of a travel nurse in North Carolina would have to be $74,285 and they are usually paid $1,428 weekly.
There are a lot of cities that Travel Nurses enjoy working in, cities like Asheville, Greenville, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Raleigh Durham, Greensboro, and Wilmington are only some of the cities that you could work in. As a travel nurse, you would also be receiving benefits like bonuses, insurance, travel and housing allowances, and a lifestyle reward because you are living in a beautiful state with a mild climate.