Any tips on Charlotte, NC?

  1. Okay, Hubby and I have changed our focus from Greenville to Charlotte, NC and are looking for any tidbits you kind folks can share on the area.

    For myself in particular, I'd like to know about the hospitals, which are best, and what the pay scale is like for a charge/tele/med-surg RN. We're heading down there in a week, and I'd like to possibly set up meetings with some of the area providers ahead of time.

    Also, what are the schools like? Should we look at private vs. public?

    Thanks!
    Angela
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   suzannasue
    AHarris66,
    I live about 72 miles from Charlotte...You could probably plug in "hospitals in Charlotte, NC" with a search engine and get more results than I could ever give you... the pay scale for nurses there is pretty darn great from what I hear but then again, NC doesn't have the highest pay scales in the worlds either...but I feel the scale there must be better then they are here in the boonies...
    Have no idea about the schools...haven't really been much help have I ????? But, welcome to North Carolina...the more the merrier !!!!

    I CAN tell you this...Charlotte has lots of shopping options and there are many venues for great for entertainment there...concerts outta the wazoo... WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME....
    Sorry for the lack of real help
  4. by   P_RN
    They have a nice airport. The blockbuster pavillion is a great summer concert venue. The coliseum has good concerts too. The traffic is pretty bad, though I haven't been there in maybe a year and a half. http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/.../job+links.asp

    You may want to consider across the SC line the Rock Hill SC area. Very pretty and a lot less busy.
  5. by   cna on her way
    Hospital wise: Presbetyrian, Mercy, CMC, and NorthEast in Concord. Payscale is pretty good no less than 17.00 for a new grad so an experienced nurse can make some good money. Schools are actually pretty good, just check them out first in the area you want. Montessori is a very nice private school. You have Carrowinds amusement park 20 minutes away, the Charlotte Panthers stadium, and the professional men and women basketball teams. All in all Charlotte is a nice place. Concord is a better place and is a 15 minute commute to Charlotte up 85south. Hope that this helps.
  6. by   mishayla96
    Quote from cna on her way
    hospital wise: presbetyrian, mercy, cmc, and northeast in concord. payscale is pretty good no less than 17.00 for a new grad so an experienced nurse can make some good money. schools are actually pretty good, just check them out first in the area you want. montessori is a very nice private school. you have carrowinds amusement park 20 minutes away, the charlotte panthers stadium, and the professional men and women basketball teams. all in all charlotte is a nice place. concord is a better place and is a 15 minute commute to charlotte up 85south. hope that this helps.
    i found this thread today through the search engine and i was wondering if you could help me, i am looking at relocating to charlotte, nc sometime in the near future and i too was curious about it...op, did ya ever make the move? if so, was it worth it? i am currently in g-ville fl but i am not a nurse yet, my mother in law lives in charlotte and i am unable to get financial aid at the cc here due to a situation that occured previously. i visited the presbeteryian (sp?) website and see they hire certified med. assistants and that they help you to further your education--that is right up my alley. i have 3 kids and schools are a concern too...so all you "charlotte" people out there, can ya help?!??!!?! :wink2:
  7. by   erggdavis
    Well schools here are pretty good.... I would go private if you can afford it. Personally I would go with CMC as a hospital. Many hospitals in NC will help you further your education if you would like, so don't feel as if presby is the only one.

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