I have heard many stories about the benefits of nursing and how many of them have achieved sign-on bonuses and even as far as where employers have paid off all student loan debt just to work for them for a few years. I have also heard of employment reimbursement from anywhere from 500-2000 dollars. On the flip side I have heard where even experienced RN's havn't been able to get a job. I know that this varys greatly by how much experience you've had and what part of the country you are trying to achieve work in, but can you guys tell me what kind of experience you've had with getting these kinds of benefits and what part of the country you are located approximently? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Apr 11, '06
by Tweety, BSN
I am in Florida. I've been employed for 14 years and have gone from 12.00/hr to 29.00/hr (withouth differential) as a med-surg staff nurse. I get $2200.00 tuition reimbursement as a benefit and don't owe them any time.
They paid the moving costs for me to move from North Carolina.
There are no sign-on bonuses, but there is a referal bonus if I refer someone to an RN position I get $1000.00 if they stay six months.
We have a program called "earn as you learn". ADN or BSN students get 100% of books and tuition paid, and get 40 hours of pay but only work part time, and if they stay for 2 years post graduation.
Over the years we've hired many immigrant nurses, primarily from the Phillipines and Canada to fill vacancies that were unable to be filled by the local market. Especially during times of expansion.
Jobs are fairly plentiful.
Last edit by Tweety on Apr 11, '06