my facility is changing the way we pay our rns for professional development courses. we are thinking about setting a standard that every rn will be paid for x amount of professional development courses (x could be 8 hours, 3 courses, etc). my question is does your facility use some kind of model like this. if so, how many hours or courses do you pay your rns to attend? if you don't use this, what do you use and how do you pay your rns? do you have any supporting evidence for your pay structure?
Feb 10, '11
we offer reimbursement for certification exams (if they pass!) and tuition reimbursement if courses are taken via a college or university. Otherwise, no money for other types of courses.
Feb 10, '11
My hospital has a tuition reimbursement program for people taking college level courses (or above) leading to a degree -- up to a max of $2000 per year for full time employees. That's all that is promised.
Nurses attending conferences etc. can sometimes get some financial support. That is decided on a case-by-case basis. But only a few nurses per department are selected each year for that kind of support.
Nurses attending classes offered by the hospital are usually paid for their time if its an approved course -- though no set number of courses or hours is guaranteed.