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Old 08-05-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Romulus, MI
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I am a 24 year old single black female. I will graduate this December and plan to leave this broken state of Michigan in March. I had originally planned to move to Atlanta but after further research I decided that Charlotte seems to be the better choice for me! I know that the major hospitals near the city are Presbyterian and CMC...but how likely is it that I will get a position as a new grad this Spring? Any information will be greatly appreciated as I have tons to do in very little time.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: in a house
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I am a 24 year old single black female. I will graduate this December and plan to leave this broken state of Michigan in March. I had originally planned to move to Atlanta but after further research I decided that Charlotte seems to be the better choice for me! I know that the major hospitals near the city are Presbyterian and CMC...but how likely is it that I will get a position as a new grad this Spring? Any information will be greatly appreciated as I have tons to do in very little time.
Assuming you pass the N-CLEX, hard to say what the market will be next year. There are 4-5 ADN/diploma/BSN nursing programs here as well as several in the surrounding counties. Many new grads are still looking. There are several other states in this great country that a single (or married) person can go to and have a staff nurse position. Good luck....
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Romulus, MI
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I'm quite sure that there are other states in which I could find a nursing position but...I'm moving to Charlotte
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: central ma
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you also have peidmont medical center a bit south of charlotte in rock hill s.c.

im sure there are jobs somewhere as long as you pass your boards. nurses are always in demand
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:07 AM
 
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you also have peidmont medical center a bit south of charlotte in rock hill s.c.

im sure there are jobs somewhere as long as you pass your boards. nurses are always in demand
But the question is whether they are recruiting new grads.
I would contact them and ask.CHS have many outlying hospital as well as CMC in Charlotte.
It think I saw an ad a while ago on Presbys (Novant health)site for new grads specifically, but couldn't be sure.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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Good luck on the move... As a native born and bred....TIMES are hard here.....Unemployment rate is at 12 %..So many people have relocated here thinking that Charlotte was Utopia...however Charlotte has not been able to keep up with the amount of people moving here...A ton of transplants, but not a ton of jobs to keep up with the transplants.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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maybe you could consider raleigh! we are 2 hrs away from charlotte, and rex, wakemed, duke, and unc are hiring new grads!!!! i work at rex on a gen med floor and we NEED some help!! just hired a new grad 3 wks ago!! good luck! here in NC in general there are NO RN shortages d/t the many RN schools around....keep that in mind when you hear the salary for new grads!
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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maybe you could consider raleigh! we are 2 hrs away from charlotte, and rex, wakemed, duke, and unc are hiring new grads!!!! i work at rex on a gen med floor and we NEED some help!! just hired a new grad 3 wks ago!! good luck! here in NC in general there are NO RN shortages d/t the many RN schools around....keep that in mind when you hear the salary for new grads!
Excellent info, Necole.

I think that most folks do not realize that we do not have a shortage of RNs here as many areas do - b/c we have so many new grads from the numerous nursing programs in the region.

Same for many tech jobs. Rural hospitals or big teaching centers (such as Necole mentioned) would be the best spot to find openings for new grads. Not saying there are no openings in CLT, but they get grabbed up quickly b/c we do not have a shortage of nurses here.

If you are determined to come here, keep an open mind about nursing homes, rehab centers and third shift jobs.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Hopefully you are rich enough to support your child and yourself until you get a job?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Hopefully you are rich enough to support your child and yourself until you get a job?
What child?
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