- 0Jun 1, '08 by noviciateIn regard to tuition reimbursement, is the benefit available immediately, or are you required to wait a specific time frame before utilizing it?
What hospitals in and around the Chicago or north suburbs support additional education for their nurses? I will be practicing as a Patient Care Technician.
- 0Jun 2, '08 by bluewolf9193I think it really depends upon the hospital, and, usually it involves benefit eligible positions (usually full time or 30+ hrs/week). I know that in my neck of the woods, Lake Forest Hosp, Midwestern Regional Medical Center and Kenosha Medical Center Campus do it that way. Once you are hired for more hours as an RN, all of them offer tuition reimbursement (and sometimes even classes at their site) and you are eligible for it as soon as you establish working. Best thing to do is to check with each hospital's Human Resources Dept. Hope this helps!
- 0Jun 2, '08 by llg GuideIt does depend on the particular hospital. It's common for you to have to meet some requirements to be eligible. In my current hospital (not in Chicagoland), you need to be an employee for 6 months to be eligible. Full time employees get a certain amount, and part time employees are eligible for half that amount. People who work only "per diem" or "PRN" are not eligible.
- 1Jul 14, '08 by chellebelleI'm a nurse at UofC, and swear that 80% of the people I work with are getting reimbursement for nursing degrees, right down to the secretaries. Full time employees in the patient care area (NSAs, lab techs, secretaries) get 100% tuition reimbursement for RN associate, dimploma, or BSN. We have a co-op program with the city colleges of chicago, and some classes are offered on-site. Benefit is available after the probation period (4 months employment) and is 50% for part-time (24hr).
- 0Jul 14, '08 by spinetiltI'm just curious how your co-workers manage to work full-time and have time forschool? Any ideas? I'm kind of stuck because I need to work while I go to school due to financial obligations. I'm an adult with a mortgage and car payment so I can't just sponge off of anyone while I go to school. Any idea?
- 0Jul 14, '08 by chellebelleWe work 12s! It's not hard to work 3 12s and go to school, full or part time, depending on your lifestyle. Also, the environment is really supportive of education-textbooks litter the breakroom and we constantly give each other homework help. Yesterday I spent an hour helping our secretary study for a statistics test. Its definitely not easy but I guess we just make it work.
- 0Jul 15, '08 by starbinQuote from spinetiltWorking full-time and studying full-time is manageable. Last two semesters, I worked Full-time, and took 15 credits each semesters. Not to my surprise, I have a GPA 4.0. I took all the classes online, cut most of my social time, many of outings and parties, and less phone calls. Had my husband cook dinner, or grab something from the chinese.I'm just curious how your co-workers manage to work full-time and have time forschool? Any ideas? I'm kind of stuck because I need to work while I go to school due to financial obligations. I'm an adult with a mortgage and car payment so I can't just sponge off of anyone while I go to school. Any idea?
Most of the courses are offered online these days. Online classes are very convenient. I work 3 days/wk, 12 hrs/day. I have four days for study, socialization, and other stuff. I love shopping, but I compromised a little bit in that too. The only thing I could not compromise was my work. I needed those hours and the money. I enjoyed the study a lot, and it paid me back.
Good luck with your study, you will be able to manage it too.