Is their a way i can get a hospital to pay for nursing school - page 2

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HELLO! so i am only 19 and i am in my first semester of Pre-reqs. i have no money for nursing school so i am only paying for it with student loans. Now my question is, is there ANY way i can get the government or some hospital... Read More


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    Although no one wants to pay 1000's of dollars back, it is the reality. You cannot get something for free, you have to work for it and earn it. Something you will learn very quickly is research, do RN's know everything, no, can you find out sure.. Posting a question on a forum is not research and if you really want it you will have to work for it. I highly doubt you can attend school without any out of pocket expense but there are programs out there that can assist you.
    How do you find out about these programs, be resourceful, visit your financial aid office, network, and look at hospital websites in you area and find out if they offer a program (like the one you mentioned).

    Education is more than a path to a job, its investing in yourself. So if you think you do not want to pay back 1000's of dollars for your education then think about where you are willing to put your money. If the nursing student graduates and has a job they will have no problem buying a brand new car, but paying for their education is a problem. I'm not directing this just at you but so many young students want something for nothing.

    Do your research and work hard so that your student debt is manageable, free rides are highly unlikely.
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    You and millions of other students!!! You are in NO situation that is different from anyone else going into nursing school.
    Do you honestly think i payed for nursing school in cash and had no loans when i was done with school?

    Nope. I took out loans for 5 years at a PRIVATE college. i have almost 50,000 in debt, no joke. It is something we ALL go through. Just becuase you "don't want loans" doesn't mean a hospital is going to pay nursing school for you. none of us "want loans" but we all have them, we all go through it....so you are no different than anybody else. Therefore, no hospital is going to pay for your nursing school. Its just the reality of it, sorry.
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    Quote from Esme12
    I just don't get it....the worse economic times since the depression and an over saturated nursing market does not add up to a free ride AND to a good college......

    What the heck? Is it just me that doesn't get it?
    IMO, there is nothing wrong with the OP asking if a free ride is possible. However, for the OP--or anyone for that matter--to expect a free ride to be readily available with little to no effort or obligation on their part...now that's stretching the boundaries of reality

    A free or reduced price ride to nursing school may be possible, but it'd take a lot of work and research on the part of the rider-to-be to make it happen--it won't magically appear if one does nothing for it.
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    The question was not out of line. I wondered the same thing when I began my trek.

    Over the years, there have been times when nursing students were offered very attractive deals. I remember the same being true for students studying to be elementary school teachers not so long ago.

    The amount of negativity mixed into this thread is really telling of the economic times we are in. I feel bad, and hope your future experiences on this board and in your journey are more positive.
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    Quote from ZekeMass
    The question was not out of line. I wondered the same thing when I began my trek.

    Over the years, there have been times when nursing students were offered very attractive deals. I remember the same being true for students studying to be elementary school teachers not so long ago.

    The amount of negativity mixed into this thread is really telling of the economic times we are in. I feel bad, and hope your future experiences on this board and in your journey are more positive.
    I agree....sheesh....

    Btw OP, there is Pinnacle Health in central Pa that still offer their "Become a Nurse" program. After a six month working period employees have the opportunity to go to school for nursing. During that time they have to still work a set amount of part time hours, but they will receive monetary assistance for school. You also need to give what I believe is a 3 year commitment to them after school. I know their website has more info.
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    I currently have a scholarship with a local hospital and I do not work there. Once I graduate I have to work for them for two years. Good deal for me!
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    As mentioned above, this used to be more prevalent than it is today. In the past, many hospitals would conduct special programs (loan payoff, sign-on bonus, pay for RN degrees) in order to recruit nurses. Now most hospitals do not need to do these types of incentives to attract RNs and applicants.

    Hospitals are businesses. They will do what they need to do to get and keep employees. If they do not need to pay for expensive programs to attract/retain employees, then they will not do so.

    Also, the hospitals that tended to offer the more attractive sign-on bonuses, relocation costs, loan forgiveness, etc programs were the ones that needed to offer these incentives to attract employees. They would often tie people into multi-year contracts to keep nurses there (at less than competitive wages). You would not see places such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Sloan-Kettering, Cedar Sinai, etc needing to offer financial incentives to get nurses to work there.


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