Fantastic Benefits For Nurses - page 3
I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO HEAR OF THE DIFFERENT BENEFITS THAT SOME FACILITIES OFFER THEIR NURSING STAFF!(STUFF LIKE FREE CHILDCARE, HOUSKEEPING, FITNESS CLUB MEMBERSHIPS, ECT....)THESE ARE... Read More
Aug 27, '03Originally posted by ucandoit
Thanks sally, maybe one day I will be joining you!!!
Aug 27, '03I work in occupational health in industry, and undoubtedly have the best benefits I've had in 20 years as a nurse. Of course, I work for a large corporation. I have good insurance (medical and dental) with low premiums, decent vacation/sick time, decent pay (not great as I'm salary), paid continuing education, and a uniform allowance. I'm also not dealing with doctors on a daily basis!!
Aug 27, '03We actually have a private school that teaches K through 3 that gets rave reviews from staff that have kids there. I think it's free.
We have barely sick so sick kids can be baby sat while mom works.
We have a gym, but the hours are a bit restricted as cardiac rehab patients are in there certain hours of the day.
I get 30 days off a year, which through creative scheduling of my 3 twelves gives me two long vacations a year.
Those are some of the highlights.
Aug 27, '03Originally posted by agent
I would like to work somewhere that has a gym.. id be thrilled
Aug 27, '03As a PRN person, my bennies are limited but:
I do get to participate in the 401k/403b program which i max.
I do get educational bennies in the form of paid education time like any regular employee; I do take advantage of this.
I am eligible for credit union membership.
I get shift differentials like anyone else PLUS 15% for being perdiem.
The biggest advantage/bennie: I MAKE MY OWN SCHEDULE and AM NOT INVOLVED IN OFFICE POLITICS/GAME PLAYING. I work when I want to and how long I want to, no more no less. I consider this my greatest benefit.
Aug 27, '03Mine could be better but includes:
Med/dental at good rates. 401K with match. 7 paid holidays. 24 vacation and personal days. NO hassle time off. That medical or personal savings plan that is out there.
Continuing ed is a joke, however. The only ceu's I get are the ones they pick for us, and those are few and far between. I will meet the 30 ceu's needed to reup on my license only because I did some courses outside of work at my own expense.
Also, NO tuition reimbursement. ZIPPO, NONE.
No on site day care. No gym membership. No affiliations with a gym to get reduced rates.
Aug 28, '03I work part time so I dont get any bennies, but that is ok cause noone else really does either. There is no shift diff, no retirement plan, Full time is offered an hmo ins. that the employee who wants family coverage pays about 350.00 every 2 weeks. Basically it sucks. We do get vac time a pto but it takes forever to acrue. It took me two yrs working parttime and picking up time to get 2 weeks off and that is with my vac and pto combined. I used it to have surgery. YIPPY Anyway I do not plan to stay once I obtain my RN. Not sure why I stay now. Ok now after reading all this I am incredibly depressed but very determined to get that RN so I have options. Good thread.