[color=#333333]hi everyone. i have lots of questions. first of all i am a married [color=#333333]mom to 3. i have family in [color=#333333]baton rouge[color=#333333], so we would like to relocate [color=#333333]there from michigan. there are hardly any jobs in [color=#333333]michigan[color=#333333] and my husband is a builder making 13.00 an hour with no benefits or anything. [color=#333333]i am a nurse in a hospital making 13.23 an hour on 3rd shift 24 hours a [color=#333333]week.(lpn). it is important for me to live in a safe community, so my [color=#333333]kids can make friends and play outside. also i have all of my [color=#333333]pre-reqs done here i am just waiting to get back into the rn class at the community college here. so where would i want to go in [color=#333333]baton rouge[color=#333333] for the rn portion? so if anyone could help me with this info i would greatly appreciate it.
I have some information. If anyone else could fill in...Baton Rouge is a very nice place being the state capital and home to LSU. There is some crime but on the whole for a city its size it is not bad. Mostly thug on thug type.
There are a few schools in BR that have RN, just not sure how LPN to RN fits in them but here is a list
Our Lady of the Lake -google it -there is a main campus in BR and satelite schools in NO
LSU school of nursing
here is a web site http://www.nursingschools.com/cities...-programs.html
If you and your husband moved to NO, he would have so much business he would not be able to keep up. We are still rebuilding after the Hurricane 2 yrs ago. Almost every house in NO needed or needs to be rebuilt. Nurses in this area are paid a premium also. I am not exactly sure what LPN's make but I have heard it is around $16-18 an hour and RN's are being started at a base pay of around $23-25 an hour. There is incentive pay to sign on; and the gov't has programs to pay nurses extra to work here. We are hurting for nurses so there are accelerated nursing programs all over the city.
Rent is high here though, due to the limited space availible.
Last edit by dsoginer on Feb 4, '08
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