I need some info please. My daughter recently graduated from college with a BA. She has decided that she wants to become a nurse and get here BSN with an accelerated one year program.
Is it possible to get any type of financial aid from a sponsoring hospital or organization if she will work with them after she gets her degree. Any help or information is much appreciated.
Jun 5, '07
Yes it's possible. Most require that you work for them as a tech however a certain number of hours.
We have tuition reimbursement where I work (up to $2500) for employee. We also had as earn-as-you-learn program, which pay 100%, but they have to work 20 hours.
Doing an accellerated program is impossible to do while working that much. However, hospitals all have differing recruitment strategies. It's worth checking out. I would call the recruiters at the more larger hospitals in the area to start with.
Jun 5, '07
I'm in an accelerated BSN program now and probably about half my class has a scholarship with a hospital. In our accelerated program we have 4 hospitals that we can do clinical rotations at and all 4 offer scholarships, and if you take the scholarship you have to do your clinical rotations there during the school year (but you do not have to work there during the school year). These hospitals were offering $10,000 (pre-tax) for tuition + books, in return for a 2 year service agreement. It all depends upon the school and the hospitals in your area. Good luck.