I PASSED PHARM/Question about hospital recruitment contracts - page 2

I did it. I passed Pharmacology. My first rotation next semester will be in Ped's. Quick question.............. We've been having hospitals come in and recruit since about the 3rd week of school... Read More

  1. by   Gator,SN
    Whether you signed a contract or not, if you hate it and quit you STILL have to explain where you worked... or did I miss something?
    What I was saying is that if you sign a contract and then break it by quitting I would not think that a good reference would be forthcoming.........Otherwise you can quit and possibly still be able to list them as a reference without worrying about it.

  2. by   NurseWeasel
    Ahhh, thanks. Point well taken, I knew I was missing something! =)
  3. by   EmeraldNYL
    My program is over $20,000 so I would definitely use all the money. I am worried about signing my life away though. It will be my first nursing job and I want to get some good experiences so I can go to anesthetist school. Therefore, I will need to be guaranteed an ICU. They had a general info. session and said we were basically guaranteed the dept. we wanted, but obviously I would have to get this in writing. It sounds like a great deal but I am sure there is a catch!
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    Mine is like Essarges.. I got a scholarship through the hospital to pay for my school, and in return I work for them for at least two years... Thats fine.. Cause if I choose to work somewhere else most hospitals will pay them off and my "contract" is traded to the other hospital.... And if they don't pay that hospital off, then it becomes a loan and I pay the hospital back... Its a win win situation
  5. by   Agnus
    There is a reason they are courting you at such an early stage in your education. There is a reason they trying so hard. There is a price for everything. If it seems to good to be true....

    Don't make a commitment now. If they need you that badly the job will still be there when you are ready and in a better position to judge if you want to work there.
  6. by   szccdw
    Thanks to all of you for your words of encouragement and all the congrats !!!!
  7. by   Jennerizer
    I agree with Agnus...if it's too good to be true...there is usually a reason for it.

    I've seen hospitals down here offering $5,000-10,000 sign-on bonuses once you're an RN & you get to negotiate your contract. If you are still in school & desperate for money----it doesn't leave much room for negotiating on your part. Expect to get the worst hours in the section of the hospital that has the most turnover when you're playing by their rules. Definitely read the fine print!!!