With the nursing shortage and people wanting nurses to STAY....i'm thinking that if hospitals would agree to pay off school loans for time worked, that would keep a LOT of people in the profession for longer. I mean my DH and i owe 20K between the 2 of us. That SUCKS.........if someone would pay it off for us in exchange for work we'd GLADLY jump on that bandwagon. Maybe we should have that legislated....
Mar 24, '03
Some do, some don't.
But your reasoning is faulty. There is no reason to believe this would increase nurse loyalty towards an institution. Once the loan is paid off, what would be the incentive to stay on? The larger the benefit (i.e. the more quickly the loan would be paid off), the sooner the nurse would be likely to leave.
Not to mention the fact that it would favor those nurses who borrowed money to go to school rather than those who paid their way through in other ways--working, for one.
AND what business would a state legislature have mandating this employee benefit that clearly would discriminate in favor of one healthcare specialty over all the others?
Last edit by sjoe on Mar 24, '03