How many gov't nurses have used the NNEI program to get BSN or MSN?
Was ALL of you education paid for????
We have 4 nurse that utilized the program & then told opps we have no monies & got stuck with BIG $$$ in our own pocket...When we tried to get out of the contrat told "BREACH of Contract"...
Then when we graduated 4 days to 2wks early told Breach of Contract & had to send letter of apology to gov't that we graduated early....
Blah!!! the program was terrible...I'm in my 50's went back got no congrats, no evaluation of proficiency for 3yrs & no raise...Nata....Stuck with $17,000 I owe...Not the only nurse either...
Anyone with an NNEI issue.....
I am continuing to attempt to find a way to settle things with the VA, without success. They have been garnishing my wages @ $212 every two weeks. They began this without notification.
I have requested a FOI (freedom of information) for all nurses at my facility that have been granted the NNEI and have had to pay the funding back - this done last week.
I request that ANYONE having difficulty with this program do the same at your facility, and contact me with the information. If we have enough participants, there is an attorney that may take this case. I also have my Senator working with me. I have also written to Laura Gasparis-Vonfrolio - maybe if others write....She responds quickly, and perhaps if there are numbers of us, she would have other ideas to try. (She has suggested ANA - didn't work, and AFGE - didn't work either)
I just finished my BSN program last week, and that didn't make any differenct in regard to their opinion about the repayment.
Remember, there is power in numbers, and we have a strong voice.
Last edit by BBFRN on Nov 11, '08
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