Money & Nursing

  1. My dad always told me to go into nursing because he said that people who want to become a nurse gets their tuition paid fully. Is that true? & he says he knows many people who had all their tuition paid for & didn't have to worry at all about tuition fees. Right now, I don't seem to believe that. I'm having trouble paying off My tuition. I know that some nursing homes & places offer contracts for a certain amount of time & money, but I don't work at any. Is there a certain place to go to get these people to help me pay my tuition? Also, I'd like to know how some of you payed off your tuitions, if you don't mind. -Choua
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  3. by   LMRN10
    Quote from yangkchoua
    My dad always told me to go into nursing because he said that people who want to become a nurse gets their tuition paid fully. Is that true? & he says he knows many people who had all their tuition paid for & didn't have to worry at all about tuition fees. Right now, I don't seem to believe that. I'm having trouble paying off My tuition. I know that some nursing homes & places offer contracts for a certain amount of time & money, but I don't work at any. Is there a certain place to go to get these people to help me pay my tuition? Also, I'd like to know how some of you payed off your tuitions, if you don't mind. -Choua
    Hey there! I'm not too sure about that...maybe it depends on what state you are in?

    I am in Illinois and I work for a company that pays 100% of tuition and books. But I am not aware of a particular program that pays for tuition. I know obviously more than likely hospitals will. Maybe this is something you can talk to the school about? It can't hurt to look into it further, but those people that your father is referring to may have had it paid for through their job. Not sure!!

    Good luck!!
  4. by   starzzmom
    I am looking at a job as a Patient Access person for $10.00 per hour..whoopee

    BUT..they pay $2500 per year toward education expenses while you are going through school with no contract requirement. Nice benefit. It is a smaller regional hospital. The larger hospitals in town do not offer this.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    My job only pays $1,000 per year in tuition reimbursement costs, yet my tuition was $20,000.
  6. by   frogstomper9762
    I work in Arizona (phoenix area). There are several networks here that pay full tuition, books etc. if you are willing to go into nursing. Most require a 2 or 3 year commitment when you are done....... but hey! I work for a hospital here that is willing to pay for your schooling, books, 40 hours of your pay/week and only make you work 20 hours/week if you will stay there 3 years after your done. Many have taken advantage of it and its cool to see them go from the Lab to RN or from Tech or CNA to RN. Its out there you just have to be willing to look hard and possibly relocate to get it.
  7. by   yangkchoua
    Thanks you for those who replied to my thread. I will most likely check this out. I wish I had better resources. -Choua
  8. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from yangkchoua
    Thanks you for those who replied to my thread. I will most likely check this out. I wish I had better resources. -Choua
    Better resources? Information or finances?

    If you need more information you should definitely contact local employers in your area (not just hospitals) and ask them the questions you have posted here. Research the necessary qualifications for their tuition assistance or reimbursement programs.

    As for finances, your best bet is to continue to work and save the money you earn. This may mean you will not be attending any nursing program for a few years but it does not mean you cannot be working on your pre-reqs and other courses needed to be eligible for a program.

    Another option is to sell anything and everything you can and set the money aside for nursing school. Lastly, apply for scholarships once you have met the GPA and/or course work requirements (some nursing school scholarships require acceptance into an accredited program).

    I am not sure what you are looking for but a FYI, there are very few (if any) programs that will pay for past debts incurred by obtaining a different degree. So hopefully that is not what you are in search of right now. Good luck. :wink2:
  9. by   yangkchoua
    Quote from MBA2BRN
    Better resources? Information or finances?

    If you need more information you should definitely contact local employers in your area (not just hospitals) and ask them the questions you have posted here. Research the necessary qualifications for their tuition assistance or reimbursement programs.

    As for finances, your best bet is to continue to work and save the money you earn. This may mean you will not be attending any nursing program for a few years but it does not mean you cannot be working on your pre-reqs and other courses needed to be eligible for a program.

    Another option is to sell anything and everything you can and set the money aside for nursing school. Lastly, apply for scholarships once you have met the GPA and/or course work requirements (some nursing school scholarships require acceptance into an accredited program).

    I am not sure what you are looking for but a FYI, there are very few (if any) programs that will pay for past debts incurred by obtaining a different degree. So hopefully that is not what you are in search of right now. Good luck. :wink2:


    Oh thank you so much :flowersfo I'm trying to find hospitals, nursing homes, companies with this issue, but all of the ones I researched on is looking for people with experience. If anyone does know a place in the twin citis of Minnesota, do let me know. I'm in need of one. Just yesterday, I asked Regions Hospital in St. Paul if I could volunteer as a Transport team..so hopefully that works well.

    And I'm planning to take CNA training in Oct so I'm also totally siked about that too hehe! I don't know..that means I can't volunteer because I'm a full-time student & going to attend the training..I won't have time to volunteer. :uhoh21:
  10. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from yangkchoua
    If anyone does know a place in the twin citis of Minnesota, do let me know.
    Talk to the people on the Minnesota Nurses forum. Or browse around and read other posts. I am sure they can really help you! Hang in there, you will be OK. :wink2:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f155/
  11. by   HARRN2b
    Minnesota is one of the states where they are not experiencing a nursing shortage.
  12. by   yangkchoua
    Quote from HARRN2b
    Minnesota is one of the states where they are not experiencing a nursing shortage.


    That's just sad. Maybe I should move somewhere else where they're experiencing nursing shortage.

    -Choua
  13. by   yangkchoua
    Quote from MBA2BRN
    Talk to the people on the Minnesota Nurses forum. Or browse around and read other posts. I am sure they can really help you! Hang in there, you will be OK. :wink2:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f155/

    Thank you, thank you! I still don't know how to use this site. lol. I guess I need to explore the forums a little more. hehe. Thanks again. -Choua
  14. by   Plagueis
    While some employers do offer tuition assistance, I would also find out if there are any conditions attached to that. For instance, some employers require you to work for them after you graduate for a couple of years in return for paying for nursing school, so make you get all of the information about tuition reimburesement from your potential employer.

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