Heated discussion in class.... - page 2

So today in class I was easy dropping(well there is no nice way to say it!!!) on a couple of students talking about sign on bonus for nurses. Well one of the students was saying that LPN's never get... Read More

  1. by   Hospice Nurse LPN
    I agree JulesA, I think a 50K sign-one just might make the job a little better!
  2. by   jaacosmom
    I work in a hospital in Northern Michigan. LPNs do not get sign on bonuses. Our community is small and there isn't a much of a demand for LPNs. The hospital does give sign on bonuses to new RN grads but not to experienced RNs who are new hires which really makes absolutely no sense at all. I mean really would you perfer a experienced nurse or not!!?? I have no understanding as to why our community does not use LPNs more. We are a small community and the rate of pay for RNs even is low. I know an RN who drives an hour and a half to work in the lower state, works two twelve hour shifts a pay period and makes nearly as much as she did working in a management nursing position 80 hours a pay period. That's bad.
  3. by   PrincessAnnie
    Minnesota they have LPN sign on bonuses...I have seen them $1000 and as small as $500.
  4. by   xNursePinkx2b
    Personally, I'd stay away from places offering huge sign on bonuses, it means the facility can't keep nurses!
  5. by   Tweety
    No sign on bonuses for anyone here.

    Sounds like it's variable from place to place and you can't make a blanket statement that LPNs don't get sign on bonuses.
  6. by   yessie11604
    well here in californis i have seen RN bonuses of 7,000 and for LVN only 3,000 what a differnce
  7. by   LoveNursing0810
    I'm an LPN and I recieved a $1500 sign on bonus at a hospital here in NW FL, right out of school.
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    not to long ago in south texas there was a sign on bonus for rn's in the amount of $50,000
    do you have that address??? wow!!
  9. by   Chanzes MiMi
    Central Florida
    LTC Full-Time - half bonus at 3 months, other half at 6 months

    $ 500 for CNAs
    $ 1,000 for LPNs & RNs
  10. by   Crux1024
    Southeastern PA

    CNA -$500
    LPN - $2000 - $3000
    RN - $5000 - $10000

    There was even a hospital offering a weeks paid cruise after the first year of full time employment!! LOL

    I got a sign on bonus of $3000 when I started as a Surgical Tech..