Are they still giving out incentives for nurses?

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  2. 6 With the economy still improving I'm guessing that there isn't much in terms of incentives. But, I won't be surprised if there are still a few available out there. Does your work place offer any incentives for new nurses? How about for current employees moving from one position to another? Were you offered any incentives when you were hired? What was it and how long ago was this?
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  5. Visit  anon456 profile page
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    My incentive was that I was offered a job. And the bonus was I also got some free reference cards for my badge.
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  6. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    The only places offering incentives are the ones so bad, they have to "buy" a nurse to work there.
    Beware of a facility offering sign on bonuses. Especially in a time when there are so many nurses looking for jobs.

    Although, I think I could be bought with a new car.
    Or maybe not.
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  7. Visit  Biffbradford profile page
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    I think i saw the local prison offering a sign on bonus. Who knows what the terms were though. Hospital incentives are "you're being mandated to work another 8 hours and the incentive is that you get to keep your job." (and who told you that the economy is improving?)
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  8. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    The local Magnet hospitals is offering $5K sign on bonus for experienced ICU nurses, or was a few weeks ago the last time I was on their website.

    I got $5K sign on AND $5K relocation as a brand new grad back in the mid 90's. I applied for several jobs and was offered every one. Back then hospitals had to be nice to their nurses or risk losing them. No wonder they created the current glut of nurses.
  9. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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    At the hospital I'm about to leave, I got $1,000 for relocation expenses. If I was an experienced nurse, I would receive a bonus of $20,000. I don't know if they still offer that or not. Yes, it's true to beware of a facility offering sign-on bonuses. This particular hospital is a terrible place to work. Frequent threats of mandatory stays, unsafe assignments, pay is not good, and very bad scheduling options. I would not recommend experienced nurses work at this hospital if they can help it. For new grads, since job pickings are slim, I recommend working for a year and then getting out.
  10. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    My hospital offers tuition reimbursement and relocation packages (I am local, so I didn't get that). We have some other perks and some great local discounts. I was a new grad. I have no idea about experienced nurses.
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  11. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    The local Magnet hospitals is offering $5K sign on bonus for experienced ICU nurses, or was a few weeks ago the last time I was on their website.

    I got $5K sign on AND $5K relocation as a brand new grad back in the mid 90's. I applied for several jobs and was offered every one. Back then hospitals had to be nice to their nurses or risk losing them. No wonder they created the current glut of nurses.
    The good ole days. When all you had to do was say "I'll work" and you were hired.
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  12. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from imintrouble
    The good ole days. When all you had to do was say "I'll work" and you were hired.
    Almost 9 years ago, I had a phone interview and my in person interview was a formality-and I was a new grad (LPN). My turnover from interview to work was three weeks; one employer called me as soon as my license was up!

    I do long for the days-as a now "new" RN!
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  13. Visit  CJ NV profile page
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    There was no incentives offered during my time in the 90's.I remembered in 2004 our hospital was offering $5 k sign on and $ 5 k referrals.My hubby can't believe I called up almost everyone on my list to apply just to get the referrals.I ended up getting nothing since the offer is only good for a limited period of time and that I was late...
  14. Visit  RNGriffin profile page
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    Psychiatric hospitals always offer Incentives in NY. Bellvue is offering 6k sign on bonus. The catch is, you have to complete your 2 year contract to get the pay out. I remember when bonuses were provided in installments, but I am guessing those went the way when employers started providing tuition reimbursement. I would rather the tuition reimbursement & cushy benefits that are being offered than the sign on bonuses.
  15. Visit  RNGriffin profile page
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    ALso, Duke in North Carolina, a couple of hospitals in South Carolina, Jacksonville Florida Hospitals, Nevada hospitals are all offering some type of sign on bonuses. It really depends on your location.
  16. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    Um, clearly you don't know all. My facility offers sign on bonuses. Many nurses have been there several years. We are part of a large corporation and our facility "won" the patient satisfaction award for our district for 2013. If staff isn't happy, patients aren't happy. There ARE facility that offer sign on bonuses that ARE great places to work. I'm sorry you haven't had the same experience....
    Quote from imintrouble
    The only places offering incentives are the ones so bad, they have to "buy" a nurse to work there.
    Beware of a facility offering sign on bonuses. Especially in a time when there are so many nurses looking for jobs.

    Although, I think I could be bought with a new car.
    Or maybe not.

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