Know hospitals that pay for school?

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    Does anyone know of decent hospitals that will pay for nursing school if you agree to work for them so many years afterward? I would be more interested in the KC area, but I'm not opposed to other areas. I wouldn't mind Springfield or Columbia.
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    Quote from jab3da
    Does anyone know of decent hospitals that will pay for nursing school if you agree to work for them so many years afterward? I would be more interested in the KC area, but I'm not opposed to other areas. I wouldn't mind Springfield or Columbia.
    I have been wondering the same thing......possibly call the hospital HR of choice and inquire?

    Sorry I don't have an answer for you
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    I have heard that Excelsior Springs Hospital does but asks for a three year commitment. You would probably be better off taking out loans, three years is a LONG time if you hate the hospital that you work for.

    TL
    Last edit by hospitalstaph on Dec 22, '06
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    Quote from jab3da
    Does anyone know of decent hospitals that will pay for nursing school if you agree to work for them so many years afterward? I would be more interested in the KC area, but I'm not opposed to other areas. I wouldn't mind Springfield or Columbia.
    Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO. has a program, it doesn't pay for your whole schooling but it helps a little, and you work for them in return. Also check out the Missouri Forgiveness Loan Program, you can get some info from the state board of nursing, they allow so much money for schooling, and then you have to serve in an underprivilaged county in the state for payback.
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    Quote from Roozeyk
    Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO. has a program, it doesn't pay for your whole schooling but it helps a little, and you work for them in return. Also check out the Missouri Forgiveness Loan Program, you can get some info from the state board of nursing, they allow so much money for schooling, and then you have to serve in an underprivilaged county in the state for payback.
    I'll have to look into those. Thanks.
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    Truman Med pays a monthly stipend and then you sign a contract with them afterwards (I think it is 1 year, I could be mistaken). Big inner city hospital...you would definitely get a lot of experience there!

    I heard Excelsior Springs is not a good place to work. I would definitely be leery of signing such a lengthly contract with any hospital.
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    Veteran's Administration Hospitals (all of them) have plans that will pay for you to go to school if you agree to work in the system afterwards. You have to be employed for 1 year in the system before they will do that. Good Luck!
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    St. Johns Hospital out of Springfield has a program. They're affiliated with SBU university and they'll pay almost 100% of the nursing portion of classes if you'll work for them while you're going to school, they require 16 hrs or more, w/ 16 hrs on the weekends (I think). You can find info at www.sbuniv.edu and then look up nursing, you'll see a page, St. Johns College of nursing, and their scholarship program is outlined there. You do have to sign a work agreement for so many years vs so many $$, but you can buy your way out of it if you'd prefer. When I checked into it, they said it was like making a $300 car pmt a month, if you decided not to work for them...Thats where I'll be attending, starting Jan 3rd....YEAH!
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    If you take the accelerated BSN at Research College of Nursing, you have the option of signing a contract that pays for the year long program in exchange for a two year contract at any HCA Midwest hospital.
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    Missouri Dept. of Health has a program:

    http://www.dhss.mo.gov/LoanRepayment/index.html

    You have to work in a county of need for 4 years total regardless of how much you borrow. You can take up to $5000 per year for an ADN program. Program starts taking apps. pretty soon if you are interested. You get the money in August.

    Freeman in Joplin also offers a tuition reimbursement program. You have to pay for the program in advance though, they reimburse you after each semesters (a total of 3). You have to be a SA and agree to work 12 hours a month (usually a Sat/Sun) - then then offer this new program called the Finale program, which is an extern type program your final 6 months of school. After graduation, it's 3 years to work for them or pay them back. St. John's in Joplin also offers a very similar program with an extern type position your final semester as well.

    St John's in Springfield will offer you a plan, as long as you attend SBU. If you attend any other program you are only eligible to receive $200 a semester (or something like that).


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