Tuition reimbursement with first CRNA job. - page 2

My husband and I are trying to plan our finances for the remaining two years of my CRNA program. I did a search on this forum, but did not come up with my answer. I realize each employer may be... Read More

  1. by   SANDMAN_RN
    I finished up my negotiations today. Thanks to help from this board and well taken advice, I put together a contract that pays for my tuition. I have been affiliated with this group for many years and was actually urged to seek anesthesia school by the chief of anesthesia so I felt real comfortable.

    The are for salary and benefits are beneficial to me and do not lock me into todays salary and benefits.

    Working it off over 3 years and if not job is available I am not held accountable.

    So good luck to all that are trying and thanks to those who help me.

    Now say a prayer that I get in :angel2:

    I interview next week.
  2. by   SigmaSRNA
    JWK....You work for Emory right? If so, do they offer a tuition discount if you want to get a degree from Emory?
  3. by   SANDMAN_RN
    I don't work for emory. I am not sure how they do thier contracts.

    DD
  4. by   jwk
    Quote from SigmaSRNA
    JWK....You work for Emory right? If so, do they offer a tuition discount if you want to get a degree from Emory?
    Graduated from there 25 years ago, but have never worked there. Academics is definitely not my thing. I know that's a common perk with some universities, but I have no idea if that's the case with Emory - it might apply only to undergrad if it does, I don't know.
  5. by   rn29306
    Quote from lizz
    I don't understand something. How could a hospital not have CRNA positions available with the shortage. And why would they want a CRNA to work as an RN. It seems like such a waste.


    I can't really tell you or anyone why there was not a CRNA position. Perhaps the hospital hired too many CRNAs or perhaps they lost an anesthetizing area, such as a sugergy center and didn't need the CRNA.
    My bet is that the hospital knew they made an error in estimating anesthesia needs, but didn't want to default on the contract and loose the money given to the now graduated student. So they offered her a RN position, something the hospital knew she wouldn't take, take the case to court, hope the court rules in the hospital's favor and recoup the money. For the hospital it was a better situation: take your chances in court or default on the loan and automatically lose the money.
    Just my guess though....
  6. by   blee1
    Quote from SigmaSRNA
    JWK....You work for Emory right? If so, do they offer a tuition discount if you want to get a degree from Emory?
    Im at Emory now, and yes they do offer a tuition discount for employees. Not sure of the details though.
  7. by   denverlover
    Hi All and congrats on school. I will be starting in the fall NE PA, I received a call last evening and an anesthesia group that I have been looking at has decided to offer me a "deal"...$50,000 for 5 year committment plus $30,000 INTEREST FREE money through school, M-F position, mostly B&B cases, maily ortho, no trauma, some OB. Call is on WKNs, every 6-8th at the moment and you are third beeper...I CRNA that has been working there for 5 years had not been called in once. 45 MIN drive from home.

    The current hospital I work at, much bigger, trauma center, NO OB ever, ICU, call system varies, possibility of 12 hour shifts, offering $50,000, no stipend or other loan availability, DOUBLE payback if defaults or decide to leave before the 5 year committment is up. Hopsital is 8miles from my current home which my husband I built almost 3 years ago. We also have two chidren, now 4 and 2 1/2.

    WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS??? Any ideas for bargaining?

    DenverLover
  8. by   jwk
    Quote from denverlover
    Hi All and congrats on school. I will be starting in the fall NE PA, I received a call last evening and an anesthesia group that I have been looking at has decided to offer me a "deal"...$50,000 for 5 year committment plus $30,000 INTEREST FREE money through school, M-F position, mostly B&B cases, maily ortho, no trauma, some OB. Call is on WKNs, every 6-8th at the moment and you are third beeper...I CRNA that has been working there for 5 years had not been called in once. 45 MIN drive from home.

    The current hospital I work at, much bigger, trauma center, NO OB ever, ICU, call system varies, possibility of 12 hour shifts, offering $50,000, no stipend or other loan availability, DOUBLE payback if defaults or decide to leave before the 5 year committment is up. Hopsital is 8miles from my current home which my husband I built almost 3 years ago. We also have two chidren, now 4 and 2 1/2.

    WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS??? Any ideas for bargaining?

    DenverLover
    Am I clear on that first one, that it totals $80k, or am I misreading it?

    I would NEVER EVER sign a five year contract with ANYONE, and especially with a double payback - I've never even heard of that. Not knowing ANY other details about that job, I wouldn't let that offer even enter my mind for any reason. Any group/hospital that thinks that's a reasonable offer is crazy. That in itself would make me rule out that group. I understand your home situation, but that's the kind of thing you need to think about prior to school.

    Because of that unreasonable offer, if there are some other over-riding reasons to still consider them as an employer, see what other arrangements they're willing to consider. Maybe your salary can be structured differently or some other considerations made. But I'd approach them VERY cautiously and with your eys WIDE open.
  9. by   denverlover
    Yes, total of $80K, it really is a dream package...compared to what is out there...I am still in the process of bargaining with the second mentioned hopsital. You would not sign a five year payback if the payback was prorated? DL
    Last edit by denverlover on Jan 26, '06
  10. by   jwk
    Quote from denverlover
    Yes, total of $80K, it really is a dream package...compared to what is out there...I am still in the process of bargaining with the second mentioned hopsital. You would not sign a five year payback if the payback was prorated? DL
    That makes it a little more palatable, but not if it's doubled, which you indicated earlier.

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