Originally posted by Cynthiann
If they required me to sign up for a few years then it will definitely be out of the question. I can accept 6 months to a year but not much more...
Most hospital systems around here have a commitment of between one and three years. It basically depends, I think, on how much money they shell out for your education. However, I haven't run across ANY programs with a minimum work requirement of less than one year.
You may want to check out some things, like how many satellite and secondary facilities the hospital has; they can usually require you to work out your "indentured servitude" at any facility of their choosing.
If you are depending on being able to leave your state for further schooling, I'd think more than twice about this option. After all, once you move to another state, you'd have to wait a year to establish residency for in-state tuition for graduate school... Otherwise, it's usually twice as expensive. Taking this hospital-sponsored route could feasibly set you back in your long-term goals by as much as four years.