I am new to the forum and a soon to be graduated LPN from Long Island, NY. My Boyfriend and I are looking to move to North Carolina ( just north of Charlotte ) after I graduate and take my boards here in NY. However, I am not sure that moving right away is the smartest thing to do. I have a couple of questions that maybe somebody who has been in my shoes can answer.
1. Would it be smarter for me to stay here in NY for 6 months or so and get a little experience before moving or should I just go down there, live with my friend and try to find a position?
2. We have friends around the Charlotte area that say there are new hospitals and medical complexes popping up everywhere down there.....and that jobs should be plentiful. Does anybody know that for fact?
3. What kind of salaries can and LPN expect around the Charlotte area. Also, I plan on getting my RN as soon as possible. What kind of salary can an RN expect around Charlotte, NC ?
Any information that can be shared would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!
Thanks so much,