Published Feb 9, 2005
Hi, I just moved from Fla about a year ago to Missouri and in south fla they have contract programs for students wanting to get their RN degree. One does not have to be currently working at the hospital, but must agree to work for the hospital for 2 years after graduation. My question is if anyone knows of any programs like this in Missouri or north fla. All the hospitals I have checked out in Missouri (St. Louis) say you must be a current employee to qualify! School is so expensive!!
Here is a link to a scholarship program offered by Baptist Health in Jacksonville FL. This hospital network has (I believe) 5 hospitals along the northeast coast of Florida. If you do a search on ALLNURSES for "baptist scholarship", you will find some discussion by people who have applied and some that were successful in being accepted for the program.
mom2michael, MSN, RN, NP
For the most part in the area in which I live in in Missouri, you have to agree to work as a SN while in school. Now with that being said, around here, the hospitals only require you to work 12 hours per month. They give you about $2-3K a semster here and you agree to work for 12-24 months after you pass your NCLEX, which they pay for the review course and give you the day off of work to take it. Not a bad deal if you can swing working just one shift a month. I don't know of any that give you the $$$$ unless you work for them though while you are in school.
Here is a website for a loan that the DSS offers and from what I understand, you get this loan wiped out if you are willing to work in a hospital at need for nurses. You can get up to $5K a year. Most of the hospitals in Missouri fall under this http://www.dhss.state.mo.us
MO Hospital Assoc. also has a scholarship and they pay 50% of your tuition and you must agree to work in Missouri when you finish school. Here is that website: http://web.mhanet.com/
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