Pardon my ignorance but about a decade ago, as far as i know the hospitals are not offering employer sponsored pension plan to nurses. Yeah, you can participate in 401K or the IRA but it's the employee who has to make contributions to his/her retirement.
I just went for an interview with an insurance company and i was surprised to hear that they are offering a pension plan where they make 100% of the contibutions for the employees retirement. Is this the norm now where all/most nurses get this type of pension plan? Do you have it in hospitals or is this only common in the managed care industry or non-hospital setting?