I have a question with which I hope some of you may be able me. I will be finishing my BSN over the next year and am looking at ways to finance my tuition. Several hospital around here offer nursing assistance programs where they will loan you X amount of dollars in exchange for a year of service once you graduate. Do you think that is a better way to finance my education or does it make more sense to use the incentives offered by many hospitals to new grads as a way to pay back my student loans? I am looking at about $15,000 which would require two years of commitment to a particular hospital. Any one have an experience with this? What kind of incentives have newer grads been offered?