It depends on the hospital. In Madison, WI where I used to live, Meriter Hospital is a GREAT hospital that reimburses your RN loans for up to 15,000, and has tuition ADVANCE if you ever want to go back to school again. Great place to work.
My suggestion? Call hospitals you may be interested in....most hospitals that I know offer loan forgiveness do not advertise it on their general HR/benefits/job search
page open to the public. But if you call their nurse recruiter, she'd be more than happy to give you a rundown on the benefits. Another place to post this question is in the individual state forums for states you may be considering.....Post a thread titled something like: "Hospitals offering loan forgiveness in twin cities?" in the Minnesota forum. I've done this and gotten some replies, also some good advice about hospitals to talk to first.
With your geographical area, you are bound to run into quite a few hospitals that offer loan forgiveness. But make sure you understand the rules: for example, at Meriter in Madison, it must be your FIRST job out of nursing school
, and you get the disbursements over a period of i think two or three years while you work there....
So check into that and make sure you have it sorted BEFORE you graduate and take the NCLEX. If you are sure about a hospital in another state, considering applying for your initial license in that state instead of the one you're currently schooling in....it will save you months of time, and you can scoot right into that new job....
communication with the nurse recruiters ahead of time will help you a lot in your search.
good luck! it can be done!!!