Quote from Jogirl
There are so many rumors that go around about pay and benefits... I'm just trying to figure out truth from fiction. I have finally finished my pre-req courses. YAY!!! Now I have to figure out what I can afford and where to apply. I have heard that some jobs will pay off your student loans or reimburse you for what you have spent. Something makes me think there is more to it than that. If it is true that means that I can go to the private college that costs $35,000 a year and the hospital is gonna write me a check for $70,000 to reimburse the last two years??? How can this be fair? If any of you know what the normal caps are for tuition reimbursement.... that would be great, I know every hospital is different I'm just lookin to get a rough estimate.
I seem to be reading your post differently than everyone else, so forgive me if I am off the mark here. You appear ready to start a nursing program and are currently not employed by an medical facility - correct?
From what I have seen - looking at benefit packages of hospitals here in the Twin Cities - you can get tuition reimbursement if you are currently employed
by a given facility while going to school. Some facilities offer student loan payback options when you are hired, but they must be student loans. (not credit cards debt, etc.) I'm sure this varies widely from area to area and facility to facility.
HTH - and didn't add to your confusion...
ETA - bene packet I have in front of me: $3,300 - $3,700 per year for tuition reimbursement depending on # of hrs worked and degree being sought. Up to $1500 per year of that amount may be used for "educational loan repayment"