I will be graduating nursing school in May 2014 (yay!) and I am starting my job hunt early. The hospital I currently work at as a tech. requires 2 year contracts for all new nurses. The penalty for breaching the contract is $5,000 and with the already low pay (not for profit hospital with 6 nursing schools in town) it would be quite a blow finically to pay that back. My husband is set to commission in the Army the same time as my graduation, and that means sometime in the next 6 months to year after graduation I will be relocated. Does anyone know how to go about this kind of situation? I don't want to loose my nursing skills and not work for up to a year after graduation, but I can't afford to pay back $5,000 dollars. I contacted HR and there is currently no military clause. Does the Servicemenber's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) cover civilian professional contracts for spouses as well? Anyone else have this issue?
Nov 1, '13
Check with a lawyer. Vets and family have a lot of resources.