Financial Help Through Your Work!?

  1. Hey guys...I am currently finishing up pre-reqs to apply to the BSN program next winter at a university nearby...
    Anyway, the hospital I work at offers financial help to employee's
    One is tuition reimbursement which I got screwed out of once already....(pays back for class cost only for a C or better)
    they also offer scholarships...catch is it is only for a non-nurse person entering an ADN or BSN program...
    It is not for an ADN going back to get a BSN degree....seems a little unfair to me....

    Does it to you?? This is how they promote continuing education among their staff?? I am willing to still work full time and go to school.
    Oh well, I will keep searching for other scholarships/aid that I may be eligible for.
    Any ideas?????
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    About altomga

    Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 478; Likes: 9
    Nurse Practitioner; from NC
    Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Pain Mgmt, ICU nursing, L/D Nursing


  3. by   VickyRN
    Try NC Nurse Scholars. They COMPLETELY funded my RN-BSN education. Yes, I do think it is unfair that your hospital will not fund RN-BSN. This is a very important educational pursuit and a BSN will open so many doors for you and will make you a much more valuable employee. Good luck and PM me if you need any advice about the program!!!
  4. by   Katnip
    Our hospital gives each nurse a set amount each year to spend on education, whether it's for a LPN-RN, RN-BSN, BSN to masters, certifications, CEUs, whatever we want to do with it.

    Right now, it's $2,600 a year. Not enough for fulltime school, but plenty for a couple of classes a semester.
  5. by   altomga
  6. by   traumaRUs
    We just got our reimbursement increased to $3500 per year. We also have loan paybacks of $5600 per year. I'm in an ADN to BSN/MSN at University of Phoenix online.
  7. by   Tweety
    We have tuition reimbursement as well. Plus there are a certain number of scholarships that one can get. It is for everyone.

    For non-licensed persons getting their RN, they have the sweetest deal though. They get "earn as you learn", full tuition and books paid, flexible 16 hour schedule around their classes (40 hours during breaks though), 40 hour pay for the 16 hours. But they sign a two-year committment.

    So while the non-nurses get the sweetest deal, it's because they are future staff. You already are staff, they have you.

    Good luck.
  8. by   altomga
    my hospital does have a "homegrown program" which is basically the same as you describe ThirdShiftGuy. They too have to sign a committment to the facility.

    You are also right that they already have my tail!!

    But you might thing (I know in a distant dream) that they would want to assist their staff in attaining other degrees that would benefit the hospital also...ya know?

    Just makes me mad in a way; that they do not want to help their staff; I would be willing to sign a committment; I'm not going anywhere! I'm already vested in the place.....