Check w/union if it's at that hosp--you should get paid @ the rate of the position you are hired in at. [hmmm, sl grammar
prob, hope it's clear]. Our orientees were paid regular salary for classes, when they were on orientation in the unit, they followed their preceptors schedule (usually), if the preceptor worked weekends or nights, so did the orientee (orientees were split between days and nights, when they were through w/intermediate care orientatio, they swapped shifts), and they got differentials.
The facility is making an investment by training you, that involves paying you, too.
Don't spend it all in one place!