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Old 08-11-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Once I receive my RN license I will be looking to move to Charlotte w/2 toddlers and my boyfriend. I will have my RN associates degree and my oldest toddler will soon be in pre-k turns 4 in 2017. Our price range is no more than 1600 at least 3 bedrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms. My question is where is a good safe location? Where is a good school and day care for kids ( public&private)? What is a good college or university to continue my career goals? What is a good pediatric hospital to look into? What is the average utility bill in Charlotte? What places should I stay away from? Any other info is greatly appreciated Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Once I receive my RN license I will be looking to move to Charlotte w/2 toddlers and my boyfriend. I will have my RN associates degree and my oldest toddler will soon be in pre-k turns 4 in 2017. Our price range is no more than 1600 at least 3 bedrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms. My question is where is a good safe location? Where is a good school and day care for kids ( public&private)? What is a good college or university to continue my career goals? What is a good pediatric hospital to look into? What is the average utility bill in Charlotte? What places should I stay away from? Any other info is greatly appreciated Thanks.
A good location will depend on where you get a job. Odds are better that your first nursing job will be outside the city limits of Charlotte. The answers to your other questions will also depend on where you secure that job.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Once I receive my RN license I will be looking to move to Charlotte w/2 toddlers and my boyfriend. I will have my RN associates degree and my oldest toddler will soon be in pre-k turns 4 in 2017. Our price range is no more than 1600 at least 3 bedrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms. My question is where is a good safe location? Where is a good school and day care for kids ( public&private)? What is a good college or university to continue my career goals? What is a good pediatric hospital to look into? What is the average utility bill in Charlotte? What places should I stay away from? Any other info is greatly appreciated Thanks.
Have you settled on Charlotte versus Cary? North Carolina is a big state. Do you have friends or family in either place?
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:30 PM
 
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I am somewhat settled being that I don't know much about the states area and no I don't have family around that's why I'm trying to do as much research as I can I also realize I'm not going to be completely sure until I visit the actual area. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best areas to visit
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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As an RN, you'll like Matthews. You'll know what to stay away from after you've been here a few months. Your children can go to Matthews Elementary and you can work right down the street at Matthews Hospital. One thing I wish I had knew before relocating is how poorly RN's are paid in NC. The starting salary for a new graduate is way under 45k a year. You can continue your education at UNC Charlotte with an RN to BSN bridge program and don't expect a raise after doing so. Our utility bill is around 90 a month for electric. You might want to consider staying in Matthews Reserve apartments until you can find a place. I lived there for two years, real safe.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:01 AM
 
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Once I receive my RN license I will be looking to move to Charlotte w/2 toddlers and my boyfriend. I will have my RN associates degree and my oldest toddler will soon be in pre-k turns 4 in 2017. Our price range is no more than 1600 at least 3 bedrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms. My question is where is a good safe location? Where is a good school and day care for kids ( public&private)? What is a good college or university to continue my career goals? What is a good pediatric hospital to look into? What is the average utility bill in Charlotte? What places should I stay away from? Any other info is greatly appreciated Thanks.

The pay for RN in NC sucks! My wife is a nurse and has her Masters in nursing. No raises for advanced degrees, at the hospitals you will be a slave. Most floors you will have 6 to 7 patients with no help. Uncc has a good BSN program. Don't go to any private college you will pay a arm and a leg! My sis went to Queens and paid a crazy amount for her degree. Are you only looking in Charlotte to live or surrounding cities like Harrisburg or Concord? Charlotte has many places to avoid for raising a family. Bills are about avg. it just depends on how warm or cold you like your house. I would check homefacts dot com. There is some great info about cities and towns.
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