Missouri hospital offers nursing students $5K sign-on bonuses
Hmm...seems to me they're suffering from a nursing shortage. They certainly don't offer sign-on bonuses to new grads when they have a glut of graduate nurses from which to choose.
My hospital was offering $10,000 sign on bonuses for all floor RN positions for a couple yrs not that long ago. We're pretty rural & simply didn't have people applying. After resorting to travelers & then bringing in passport RNs from the Philippines, it hasn't been as bad & those bonuses are gone again except for advanced practice positions. Just looked online & one of our sister hospitals is offering $10k there for RNs to apply to float pool.
ETA: A referral bonus was also offered to current staff as well ($1500-2500 depending on whether referral was for a floor RN or advanced practice) & is still in effect I think.
Last edit by RainMom on Aug 31