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September 21, 2017

Best Hospitals in North Carolina for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,598 surveys of nurses from 109 hospitals in North Carolina to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of North Carolina.

1. WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

4.4 Average Rating
98% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great pay and great coworkers."

"Mutual professional respect and everyone supports progression!"

"Everyone is super easy to get along with and friendly."

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2. Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

4.4 Average Rating
95% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great teamwork, adequate staffing, amazing experiences, [and] numerous resources."

"Nurses are considered part of the team and doctors look to nurses for their input on the patient."

"Duke has an advanced facility with state of the art equipment."

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3. University of North Carolina Health Care

Chapel Hill, NC

4.3 Average Rating
98% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"The benefits are great. My unit is awesome. I would love to retire from here."

"Great atmosphere, teamwork, professionalism, and respect you do not normally receive."

"It's a great learning hospital. Teaching and constant change is always here. Great teamwork."

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4. Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

4.3 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great teamwork. Clean, updated equipment. Great coworkers."

"Great place to work, people are team orientated and take care of each other."

"My co-workers are the best [and] very helpful. Management is very helpful as well."

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4. UNC REX Healthcare

Raleigh, NC

4.3 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"The facility, pay, and coworkers are great."

"This is a wonderful organization that supports its nursing teams. We have wonderful opportunities to grow in the organization."

"Perks of university affiliation, ongoing facility improvement/updates, good pay, strong teamwork."

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6. Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln

Lincolnton, NC

4.2 Average Rating
100% Recommended

"Visionary leadership team! Climate promotes educational growth and the culture is professional and friendly!"

"It’s very organized with realistic nurse patient ratio and great people."

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7. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

4.2 Average Rating
98% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Great staff, amazing new unit, great learning opportunities, and a lot of opportunities to pick up extra shifts. It's a great working environment with helpful and supportive staff."

"This is a great learning environment with wonderful coworkers who want to make sure you are successful in your career."

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8. WakeMed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

4.1 Average Rating
100% Recommended

"Great teamwork, especially on night shift when the staffing is low. Management is very willing to help out on the unit floor."

"It's a great team environment."

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9. Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

4.1 Average Rating
95% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"An excellent place to work with great opportunities for advancement."

"The people are really helpful and seem to really listen and respect what you do."

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10. Carolinas Medical Center - NorthEast

Concord, NC

4.1 Average Rating
94% Recommended

"Nice atmosphere, great group, facility is very nice, and the operating rooms are well equipped."

"Very customer service oriented hospital. Great staff, friendly and always willing to help."

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11. Duke Regional Hospital

Durham, NC

4.1 Average Rating
93% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"I can't say I have ever worked with a better group of people."

"The work environment is very conducive to continuous learning and it provides for utmost personal development."

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12. Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital

Greensboro, NC

4.0 Average Rating
94% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Management is approachable and organized."

"I appreciate the flexible scheduling and support of management."

"Coworkers are a joy to work with. I love my managers. The workload and [the] patient staff ratio is very rational."

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13. Watauga Medical Center

Boone, NC

4.0 Average Rating
91% Recommended

"Very welcoming environment and staff as well!"

"The staff is very nice and welcoming. Everyone is willing to assist each other. Manager is extremely helpful and definitely part of the team."

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14. Mission Hospital

Asheville, NC

4.0 Average Rating
89% Recommended

"I love it here! Patients are amazing and appreciative, and everyone is here to help no matter what you need."

"Staff are very professional, experienced and friendly - from the nurses at the bedside to the respiratory therapists, lab collectors, and pharmacy techs."

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15. Carolinas HealthCare System University

Charlotte, NC

4.0 Average Rating
86% Recommended

"Great coworkers, supportive management."

"Coworkers are like family"

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Methodology: Nurse.org surveyed 1,598 nurses from 109 hospitals in the state of North Carolina from 2015-2017 for this report. Hospitals with less than ten reviews were excluded from our list. The ranking order is based on the average rating and the percent of nurses who would recommend their hospital.

Media Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Charles Sipe at charles@nurse.org.

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