Most hospitals that give you "scholarships
" do it with a contract. I am contracted for 4 years where I work. The up side is that, if I decide not to stay there, the "scholarship
" then turns into a loan and I just pay them back over a period of time. This works really well for me because the hospital is very familiar to me (I've worked as an extern for almost a year now) and I still have the option of paying them back should I decide not to stay there.
Find out if this is the type of thing that they are offering. If not and you want to try this hospital out, insist that they put a payback clause into your contract. With the nursing shortage as it is, we have the power, and if they want you bad enough, they will do whatever it takes to get you there!!