Working for hospitals pay nursing expenses? - page 2

A classmate of mine told me that if one worked at a hospita, that hospital would reimburse nursing tuition. Is this true? if so, how does one get into it without being an RN first?... Read More

  1. by   sweetiehrt7985
    I'm looking for some hospitals in WI Fox Valley area that are doing that...
  2. by   crnawant2be
    Actually, I'm going to school in Canada, but I want to work in the US for a couple of years at some point after graduation. This is why I'm wondering if any hospitals or agencies might be desperate enough for nurses to make a tuition/work deal with me. That way I'd get some tuition help and have a guaranteed job for 2 years after grad! That sort of thing doesn't exist in Canada.



    I don't think you will have problems finding a job when you grad. But if you need help with college cost contact a hospital's HR and ask questions. I'm wanting to work in ccu because I have been told it will help when I apply for CRNA school. Therefore I found a local hospital that did alot of open heart ops and apply for their scholarship. They gave me $1,500.00 per sem, in return I have to work 6 months/ per every $1,500.00. I can (not mandatory) work prn as nurse tech (bedpan duty). If I leave before my time is fullfilled I only have to pay back what I own no int. Plus I get advance placement over nonscholarship rn's with same exp.
  3. by   narcissistic
    So these jobs you work for hospitals, would they provide you with free training (i.e nurse tech, or CNA)?
  4. by   Christinmomof3nrs2be
    Some do and some don't! You have to check at the hospital, to see if they have a CNA program. I got my CNA thru a hospital, they paid me while I was in the course, and paid for my course. I just had to work for them for 6 mo.
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    I just wish more places had offers that were reasonable. Owing a year for $2000 just seems a little much to me.
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    I just wish more places had offers that were reasonable. Owing a year for $2000 just seems a little much to me.
    Yes. Especially when these same hospitals are offering new grad RNs bonuses which usually equal the tuition reimbursement with time commitment required. Example, two major hospitals in my area will offer nursing students $2000 per year of nursing school for students with need, but for every year/$2000 you must work there one year after graduation. These same hospitals will give new grads sign on bonuses of $3000-$5000 with no time commitment. I'd do everything possible to not have the contract with commitment. I'd rather borrow student loans anticipating sign on bonuses after nclex rather than be tied to a hospital. The hospitals have a certain pot of money they can offer new nurses. The question is when you get the money and how much control you have (time commitment).
  7. by   Asklepios
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    I just wish more places had offers that were reasonable. Owing a year for $2000 just seems a little much to me.
    I'm not sure I would call a one year commitment unreasonable. I mean, the first year out of school, you're probably going to be doing a lot of on-the-job training, so does it matter that much where you get that first year's experience? Of course, if the pay isn't competitive with other hospitals you could apply to in that time, I could see where that would be a negative.

    I am doing pre-req work this year, hoping for acceptance into nursing for Fall '07. I was planning to try working in the hospital near me (which is also affiliated with my county college) in the evenings while going to classes during the day. If they would let me do that and pay some of my tuition, I think I'd be willing to sign on for a 1 yr commitment.
  8. by   LMRN10
    Quote from narcissistic
    A classmate of mine told me that if one worked at a hospita, that hospital would reimburse nursing tuition. Is this true? if so, how does one get into it without being an RN first?
    I don't work at a hospital, but I work at a Pharmaceutical Company and yes, my tuition (including books) is remibursed 100%. It all depends on where you work, but I think most hospitals or any company in the pharma field will usually reimburse some portion of your tuition!
  9. by   Megsd
    I had an interview today at a local hospital for a stipend program. They will pay $10,000 for 1 year of service and $20,000 for two years. New grads get full (8-10 week) orientation and can work on any unit they want (not just med-surg). Since I want to work there anyway this is a great deal. I just hope I get it!
  10. by   keji56
    looking for hospitals in central mass
  11. by   LMRN10
    Quote from Megsd
    I had an interview today at a local hospital for a stipend program. They will pay $10,000 for 1 year of service and $20,000 for two years. New grads get full (8-10 week) orientation and can work on any unit they want (not just med-surg). Since I want to work there anyway this is a great deal. I just hope I get it!
    Meghan, good luck to you!!
  12. by   narcissistic
    Quote from lmm1019
    I don't work at a hospital, but I work at a Pharmaceutical Company and yes, my tuition (including books) is remibursed 100%. It all depends on where you work, but I think most hospitals or any company in the pharma field will usually reimburse some portion of your tuition!
    And what do you do (work as what?) in the pharmacy company? Do you need to take classes before you can work for them?
  13. by   LMRN10
    Quote from narcissistic
    And what do you do (work as what?) in the pharmacy company? Do you need to take classes before you can work for them?
    No, I am actually an administrative assistant for one of the marketing teams there, but they will pay for any employee to further their career, so it worked out great for me!!

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