I'm familiar with Morton Plant's Earn As You Learn RN program. Do other Bay area hospitals have these programs? If so, do you already have to be in a nursing program or do they set you up in nursing school like Morton Plant does? (Providing of course that you have necessary pre-requisites and general education credits completed, among other things.)
Jun 7, '05
I had checked into Morton Plant's EAYL LPN and didn't think it was worth the 2 year commitment. Upon graduation you would get med-surg, no choice and with their lousy (compared to LTC) hospital LPN pay of $12/hr. 2 years work commitment is too long.
I don't want to be an LPN. I want to be an RN, but the wait list at the community college is 2-3 years after completion of 2 semesters of prerequisites. The EAYL RN program didn't seem like such a bad deal. It's still a 2 year work commitment, but the biggest benefit is that you would slide right into nursing school, bypassing the wait list. Having school paid for and getting paid to attend is just gravy to me. I don't know but was hoping that the RN's would get a little more choice in their positions upon graduation. That's an important question.
I had heard Bayfront did EAYL but don't really have any details other than you could choose any opening in the hospital upon graduation. I would really like more info about them and any other hospitals with these programs.