Will hospitals pay for graduate education?

  1. I was wondering if anyone knew if it's typical for hospitals to pay for graduate education. I have a friend who works at a major hospital in Philadelphia, and she says that if she wants to get her master's at the hospital she currently works at, they'll pay 90% of the cost, and if she wants to go anywhere else, they'll pay 70%. Is this a normal benefit for nurses, or does she work at a hospital with amazing benefits? Thanks so much for any input!
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   wannabeagreatRN
    The hospital I work at will give any employee $2,000 a year for education, thats it.
  4. by   loriangel14
    The hospital I work at doesn't help at all.I don't know of any that do in my area.
  5. by   chicagonurse2b
    The hospital I work for will pay 100% of nursing school education (regardless of level) but up to a certain capped amount per year. I think with certain organizations, we just lucked out! Tuition reimbursement certainly is hard to find period, in the current ecomomy.
  6. by   foreverLaur
    One hospital in my area will pay for 10 credits/quarter if you attend their program. The other will pay 100% of the tuition for a ADN at a local community college and 100% of the tuition for an RN-BSN at a local university. Nothing else is paid for.
  7. by   classicdame
    The hospitals in my county offer tuition reimbursement and pay according to the published tuition charged by University of Texas. That is how I got my BSN and MSN. I do not recall the percentage but it was a lot. I also got scholarships in my MSN program that covered books and other expenses. Any help is appreciated of course.
  8. by   casi
    The hospital I worked at as an aide paid $2000 a year towards education of non-contract employees education and $3000 a year towards contract nurses continuing ed.

    You just had get it pre-approved and then give them proof you passed the classes.
  9. by   Bobbkat
    My hospital will pay for $4000 a year towards education. They do have some pretty good scholarships available too for nurses working towards advanced practice degrees, but I'm not sure how competetive they are.
  10. by   NickiLaughs
    5500 a year, not including their scholarship program which I think is another 5k. That will cover your Master's. Hospitals vary on their coverage. Her's is pretty good.
  11. by   JulieCVICURN
    5500 a year, not including their scholarship program which I think is another 5k. That will cover your Master's.
    Can you direct me to the school where I can get a Master's for $10,500? Because mine has a ticket price of $40,000. I know that's high end, but I've never seen anyplace do it for $10,500.
  12. by   hopefulwhoop
    My hospital pays for graduate education. However, you have to commit to work for them for 2 years after you graduate.
  13. by   jam752
    For the people who said their hospital will pay... what state do you work in?
  14. by   tablefor9
    $2400/yr undergrad, $3600/yr graduate; they will do complete scholarship with a service contract for positions in need (ARNP). Most facilities I've worked for have had this type of comp package.

    I worked for another facility that did 50% after your 1st 90 days, 75% after 1st year, 100% after 5 years, but I think that's pretty generous.