Texas Hospital Paying for Nurses' Higher Education - page 2

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  1. by   TiffyRN
    Is is pretty common is this area to offer tuition reimbursement of some sort. It has become more restrictive in the last few years. The way we were able to utilize it was that the benefits were available to children of the employees. Up to $5,000 per employee a year toward tuition and books if the child was enrolled in a course of study that the hospital was currently hiring for. Now they have restricted it to only reimbursing for actual clinical courses (at least for the children, I'm not sure it's as restrictive for the actual employee). At one point both my step-kids were in college and their mother was useless as far as paying for college so it was really nice to get those reimbursement checks.

    Course, both of the kids have taken all that wonderful education and now work in the food service industry, but some comfort comes that it wasn't all my money that went to waste.

    My unit uses many NNP's and many of them have had a lot of their education paid for in part by their employers.
  2. by   nicurn001
    Quote from scorpio56
    I am a travel nurse and have been up and down the east coast and I have found only one hospital that offers a substantial amt for education and honors your time off to pursue it. I have never been to texas but now have 2 offers. one is in tuscon. anyone aware of the area there?
    Better check your geography , I can't find a Tuscon in Texas , but there is a Tucson in Arizona .
  3. by   lyela
    I have to agree with the others, tuition assistance is not news, it is standard, at least in the Mid-West. All of the major hospitals I have interviewed at listed it in their benefits package. My current employer grants $5000 to undergrads and 7500(tax free) to graduates students per year. In an era of oversupply of nurses, this is one hell of a deal. Too bad the pay is the same for RNs no matter what their degree- Dip., ASN, BSN or MSN.

    BTW- having lived in Lubbock a few years, "fixin" as in I'm fixing to fix dinner is both proper and commonplace. It simply means "getting ready" or "preparing" in West Texas.
    Last edit by lyela on Oct 20, '11
  4. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Maybe they'll spend some of the tuition money on Enlish grammar classes...."I'm fixing to get my Master's" Is something broken?
    Trying to make fun of the local patois while not being diligent enough in your writing to spell the word "English" correctly makes you look like a nimrod. And I'm fixing to point it out to you right NOW.

    Also, an ellipsis is only three dots . . .
  5. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I will have a 4 dotted ellipsis thank you. Apparently you missed the point but hopefully not the pun.
    PS. Sometimes a typo is just a typo. I'm fixin' to check my typing before hitting submit in the future.
  6. by   OhBoy123
    My hospital in Dallas, TX just changed their tuition reimbursement from 100% for bsn, msn, phd etc to 3000 per year cap. People are NOT happy!!!
  7. by   shah
    Quote from whichone'spink
    Me thinks it time to head for Texas.
    Hold your horses. Midland is not Houston. It is in the boonies in West Texas, which is ultra-conservtive. The town will ostracize a black and white couple for going out, and you will not see a brown face for miles.

    In Houston, all hospitals have cut back to a fraction what they used to spend on education. You are pretty much on your own here.
  8. by   ORoxyO
    $3000 a year would barely touch my current tuition. I'm glad my hospital is covering my entire education!
  9. by   kcmylorn
    How many of the MSN's are planning to stay at the bedside? Better yet- how many of the DSN's are planning to stay at the bedside? Wonder if the hospital willpay them according to their education or will it be entry level $25/hr depending on experience?
    Sounds like fun
  10. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Maybe they'll spend some of the tuition money on Enlish grammar classes...."I'm fixing to get my Master's" Is something broken?
    Regional terminology...she was speaking to someone, not writing a term paper.