Jump to content

Looking for a Hospital in NYC that helps pays your way thur Accelerated nursing program

by Janessa1 Janessa1 (New) New

Hi guys, im looking for anyone that can help me!

i am moving to NYC with my husband in late Oct,2017, I am 24 and am really interested in getting my BSN thur an accelerated program, but its really costly and i would not be able to afford it all, so i am looking for a hospital/private clinic that will help pay my way thur the program if i commit to working for them for a number of years..

please any info is welcome!!!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Unfortunately, these types of programs have gone the way of the dinosaur. A few exist in rural, underserved areas, but there is an over-supply of RNs in many urban areas.

Really, man that does suck! lol

but thanks for the info!

verene, MSN

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

Some of these programs do still exist, but are usually tuition reimbursement programs. (So you pay upfront, they pay you back at the end of term with proof of completion of courses and gpa requirements). Also be forewarned most require you to have been an employee in good standing for at least 12 months, and the work requirements (typically full-time or close to full-time) are not compatible with the time commitments of an accelerated program. Finally The reimbursement amounts are small - my former hospital has such a program and capped tuition reimbursement at $7K/year for full-time employees and pro-rated downwards for those working less than full time.

I would suggest working and saving as much money as you can before applying to an accelerated program, and applying for grants and scholarships. If this still won't make ends meet for you, consider a traditional BSN or ADN program which are typically cheaper, and are more likely to allow for holding a job/income source during school.

Thanks for the info , i really appreciate it!!

adventure_rn, BSN

Specializes in NICU, PICU.

I agree with varene. Most places seem to have tuition reimbursement nowadays, but unless I'm mistaken the majority require that you're on staff before you take the classes. So for instance, you might need to be on staff full-time for at least a year before you can begin taking classes that are eligible for reimbursement. In your case, that might mean starting at a hospital as a CNA, working for a year, then completing an RN program while continuing to work as a CNA full-time (which would be tough). There are a few hospitals that will retroactively reimburse the cost of your student loans; unfortunately, this seems less likely for new grad RNs since they are so expensive to train. It will all depend on each hospital's specific HR regulations.

Also realize that many tuition reimbursement programs have a cap on the funds they'll allow per school term (for instance, $5,000 per semester). If you're looking at private school ABSN programs, many hospitals won't cover the full cost.

In my experience, the hospitals with the best education benefits tend to be those that have an affiliated universities. Many will allow staff to take a certain number of free classes at their university every year. The best case scenario would be if you work for University of Whatever State Hospital, and you get to take a couple of free classes at University of Whatever State each year.

IMO, the best way to find out the education benefits at the hospitals you're interested is the browse through their HR benefits websites or contact them directly for specific details.

If you work at NYU hospital for a year with any position such as secretary, assistant, biller (whatever your heart desires) you can attend NYU for dirt cheap as long as you make under 50,000. The only issue would be its be tough to work while doing an ABSN.