Im trying to research the costs of hiring a new grad. Can anyone shoot me some anonymous numbers of what you have heard the cost to train a new grad is at your facility? I've tried contacting local hospitals but this type of financial information seems to be either not on hand or deemed private.
I've heard 50,000 tossed around if you include the preceptor's salary, nurse education, and training classes...amongst other things.
And just for fun (read: not assignment related) what do you think about the cost? Has it always been this way? What do you think about the problem with new grads bailing after their two years is up? I can definitely understand why new grads are having difficulty acquiring jobs when we cost so much and have been found to be unreliable retention-wise in the past.
Thanks for the help if you can.