Many threads on this forum have dealt with the idea that hospitals lose a lot of money when a new graduate RN takes a position, goes through orientation, and then quits after six months to a year. There have even been reports of hospitals who require new graduate RNs to sign contracts that state they will pay up to $11,000 in "training fees" back to the hospital if the new graduate RN quits or is fired during orientation or even all the way up until 18 months after accepting the job.This thread is designed to talk about whether you believe that hospitals incur a net gain or a net loss from the training of a new graduate RN during the orientation period. Although the new graduate RN is being paid during this orientation period, are they also not doing work? Isn't their presence on the floor as an "extra hand" a benefit to the staff? Or, do you believe that the trainee is a burden to the floor? Do you think the trainee RN slows down their preceptor because of time taken to explain and to teach, or do you believe they make a preceptor's job easier by assisting in tasks?Use this thread to talk about your thoughts on new graduate RNs and the idea of whether they are a net gain or loss to the hospital, even during the orientation period.