All about North Carolina Travel Nursing

The Tar Heel State boasts the famous Research Triangle, sometimes simply known as The Triangle, which is comprised of three major research universities — NC State, Duke, and UNC-Chapel Hill — in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, respectively. The Research Triangle is an exciting hub for tech, medical research, and bio tech. Because of this and its great teaching facilities, North Carolina is an exciting place for healthcare professionals to be!

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 134 hospitals in North Carolina — 18 of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. These include: #1-ranked Duke University Hospital in Durham, #2-ranked University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and #3-ranked Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. There are many other hospitals and non-hospital healthcare facilities throughout the state as well. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked North Carolina at #13 overall, #7 for fiscal stability, #7 for education, and #17 for economy. North Carolina is a top location for travelers to work in healthcare, explore nature (from the Blue Ridge Mountains to NC’s iconic beaches), enjoy some southern hospitality, and earn great wages!

North Carolina is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to get additional state licenses. New states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our team is happy to help you with any North Carolina state licensing questions.

Quick North Carolina Facts

  • State Nickname: The Tar Heel State
  • Capital City: Raleigh
  • Largest Cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem
  • Charming Towns: Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, Southport, Kitty Hawk
  • Cost of Living: 22nd-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, at 6,684 feet.

To Do and See in North Carolina

North Carolina has so much to see and so much variety that there’s a little something here for everyone. The state is known for stunning landscapes, a great climate, and the great outdoors.

Popular attractions and destinations include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Mountains, the Outer Banks and 300+ miles of beautiful beaches, the Biltmore Estate, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse, USS North Carolina Battleship, Chimney Rock State Park, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge and Falls, Pisgah National Forest, and SO much more.

North Carolina is also generally a great state for golfing, fishing, lighthouses, shipwreck chasing, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, college sports, pro sports, relaxing at the beach, seaside drives and other road trips, shopping, sightseeing, dining, and tons more.

North Carolina is known for its down-home, delicious cuisine, like low country shrimp and grits, Carolina BBQ, fried chicken and a biscuit, fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese, fresh seafood, deviled eggs, hushpuppies, Krispy Kreme, sweet potato pie, mac and cheese, country ham, and collard greens. Wash it all down with a Cheerwine soda and you’ll be living the North Carolina dream.

Find Travel Nursing jobs in North Carolina

The Tar Heel State a popular location for travel nurse and travel allied health jobs, likely because of its beaches, mountains, great teaching facilities, and consistent availability of travel healthcare jobs. North Carolina has everything from beaches to mountains and so much more, so its also a fantastic state to explore on your days off, and an especially nice state for road trips.

We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in North Carolina with brilliant Travel Nurses.

Benefits

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in NC enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about North Carolina Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!