New grad bonuses?

  1. Hello everyone,

    I am moving to St. Louis to be with my family and am looking at BJH, St. Luke's, and St. John's for potential employement. Has anyone ever heard of new grads getting sign on bonuses right out of school w/o licensure yet? Just wondering...here in LA bonuses are generally for experienced RN's not new grads. Thanks!:mortarboard:
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   BeccaznRN
    I would contact nurse recruiters from each of the hospitals you are interested in. I'm pretty sure that BJH and St. Luke's offer bonuses, but I can't say for sure if they are for new grads or only experienced RNs. Good luck in your decision. Those three are really great hospitals!
  4. by   california70
    Hey thanks for the heads up...will do.
  5. by   BeccaznRN
    Here's a little more info for you.....Barnes-Jewish is offering a $2000 bonus, and the SSM hospitals (St. Mary's, Cardinal Glennon, DePaul, etc.) are offering $5000. New grads ARE eligible.

    You'll have to sign a contract with BJH to get the bonus (not sure how long). SSM has no contract, but you don't get the money until you reach certain times of employment.....and you get none of the money up front.
  6. by   nurse_nan
    Sorry for the late reply. I hope you found what you were looking for. I work for the SSM system and their benefits are great. Their pay is competitive. Contact me if you'd like further information.
    nnance@frontiernet.net
    Good luck!
  7. by   law3576
    Des Peres hospital in St. Louis is offering $20,000 sign on bonus with a two year contract. It is on their website.
  8. by   rkrs6673
    Thanks for the information
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from law3576
    Des Peres hospital in St. Louis is offering $20,000 sign on bonus with a two year contract. It is on their website.
    TWENTY thousand!?!?! Is that for NEW grads?!?! Wow....

    My only concern about that would be that I took A&P I a couple of years ago with a gal who worked there as a unit secretary or something similar and she said it was a positively miserable place to work and that EVERYONE was unhappy there....lol...of course you always have to take that with a grain of salt and consider the source (I didn't know her well), but that could account for what sounds like 10X what the other sign-on bonuses I have read about for new grads in this area!!
  10. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from wdwpixie
    TWENTY thousand!?!?! Is that for NEW grads?!?! Wow....

    My only concern about that would be that I took A&P I a couple of years ago with a gal who worked there as a unit secretary or something similar and she said it was a positively miserable place to work and that EVERYONE was unhappy there....lol...of course you always have to take that with a grain of salt and consider the source (I didn't know her well), but that could account for what sounds like 10X what the other sign-on bonuses I have read about for new grads in this area!!
    I certainly agree. Why would a hospital need to entice new grads with a $20,000 sign-on bonus, especially when I haven't seen a single recruiter from Des Peres at my school.....hmmmm.
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from StlRn2b1206
    I certainly agree. Why would a hospital need to entice new grads with a $20,000 sign-on bonus, especially when I haven't seen a single recruiter from Des Peres at my school.....hmmmm.
    I don't recall seeing them at a recent job fair we had at the community college either.....SSM, Barnes, St. John's, St. Luke's, but no Des Peres.....sounds like it might be worth really checking further in to this...

    Good luck and if it truly IS $20,000, come back and let us all know how you find the working environment!!
  12. by   rclimbr
    Here is the link for the Des Peres flyer
    http://www.despereshospital.com/NR/r...iveProgram.ppt
  13. by   rkrs6673
    We have one recent grad who went to work at Des Peres and she loves! I am still looking as I am due to finally graduate this May
  14. by   WDWpixieRN
    Very cool!! I've still got 3 semesters to go, but I'll definately keep them in mind!!

    Keep us updated on what you hear about job satisfaction with this facility!!

    And thanks!!

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