Nursing recruitment efforts? - page 2

A friend of mine, who is an LPN, was telling me that she was offered a brand new 2003 jeep cherokee and help with financing a new home if she would work at some hospital in florida! eek: I could not... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    Sounds too good to be true! Do you have to sell your soul to
    you know who??
    I was thinking the same thing. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. by   renerian
    Dang what hospital?

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Funny how much money and effort is expended to recruit NEW nurses, people these hospitals do not know squat about, yet they spend little or nothing on RETENTION! I sometimes become LIVID by the bonuses and other goodies offered "newbies" at the place I work yet how poorly the people who have been there YEARS and have PROVEN THEMSELVES GOOD NURSES are treated. Does NO ONE GET IT?????? Jeez!!!!

    You best BEWARE such aggressive recruitment offers; there is a STORY behind virtually EVERY one and some healthy "caveat emptor" is in order here. You get recruited, taking the bait and then you get treated like garbage like the staff employed there before you. That is often how it goes, and why such a shortage of hospital nurses exists today. Ain't nothing free, ya know.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 18, '03
  4. by   roxannekkb
    Another point to note--the hospitals with low turnover rates and low vacancies do not need to entice nurses with bonuses that guarantee that they'll stay for two years, or with any other kind of gimmick. Their reputation speaks for itself, as a place where nurses are appreciated and can do their job in a safe and professional manner.

    If I were looking for a hospital job right now, I would be very wary of taking one at a facility offering fancy gifts and big sign-on bonuses. Instead, I would be more apt to investigate a place that WASN'T offering anything, and find out why. Chances are, it may be a good place to work, and they spend their money on retaining their staff, rather than bringing in an endless stream of newbies!
  5. by   ucandoit
    Okay, I asked her the name and she didn't want to tell me! I think she thinks that I am gonna take her little Jeep! She acted really funny when I told her that I told you guys! She says it is in the Tampa area and that the nurse recruiter told her that the state has a program that works with Fannie Mae to finance houses for nurses that relocate to Florida. Anyboby ever heard of that one? I am with the majority of you guys, I think she will have to sacrifice a lot just for that jeep! My mother always told me to "watch out for the free stuff cause you will pay for it later!" I think I should introduce her to my momma! I am gonna check out the Fannie Mae site for any info on the financing issue! I will get back with you guys shortly!-Tara
  6. by   renerian
    Yes I have heard of Fannie Mae working with nurses.