I'm halfway through my BSN program and need major financial assistance. I'm only eligible for private loans at this point. I recently received information about a nursing scholarship program through Roper Saint Francis, in the Charleston area. It's a lot of money, but you're required to work for them for a specified amount of time for each semester of funding.
So, my question... Does anyone work in their system? I'm curious as to their reputation and job satisfaction among nurses. Even if you haven't worked there, I'd love to hear what the general feeling is towards them. I had never heard of them until now, but I live in the upstate.
Has anyone taken this oppurtunity or know someone who has?
Sep 1, '08
by trimeduRN, RN Pro
Quote from pawashrn
My experience is any hospital who obligates a person to this type of contract is hard-up for nurses. Do your homework, read the fine lines. Talk with as many people as possible. Some states offer a reimbursement plan if you agree to work in that state for XX amount of time. This is a better option, because you are not locked into a hospital that may not respect you as a person or a nurse. Caution!
This system is a good place to work. I have heard mostly good things about them from employees ranging from months of employment to decades of working there. Here is the conditions of the scholarship taken from their website. http://www.carealliance.com/careers/rnscholarship.asp
Recipients of the Scholarship funding will agree to the following conditions:
- He/she will sign a letter of intent to accept employment as a Registered Nurse at Roper St. Francis Healthcare following successful completion of the program (and/or NCLEX-RN).
- Upon completion, one year of full-time employment will be expected for each year of assistance, up to a maximum of 3 years.
- Students must maintain a B average to continue scholarship funding. Students not maintaining a B average will be expected to repay funds or retake the course at their own expense.
It doesnt seem all bad. That is like most employers though. They have to know that they arent paying for someone to complete their education and get no benefits from it. Just my opinion.
Last edit by trimeduRN on Sep 1, '08
: Reason: spelling