What is your hospital's policy for outside meeting reimbursement?

  1. Hello all! I am a nurse manager in Springfield MO. Our hospital has a stated policy of reimbursing staff up to $1000 to attend any type of education, including meetings, that pertains to their job. However, it isn't really practiced. I am wondering what other hospitals in the state of MO do? There are so many great educational opportunities out there, it seems a waste to limit staff to only what is offered in-house.
    Your thoughts, please.
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  3. by   WDWpixieRN
    I'm still a student so have no clue....sounds like an interesting question, so here's a BUMP!
  4. by   mom2michael
    I get $2000/year to use on whatever it is I want and I mean - whatever I want including things that are non nursing related.

    If it's a requirement for my job (ACLS, TNCC, PALS, etc...) the facility pays for it.

    Anything additional, like my CEN, CCRN, etc..., comes from the $2000/year figure. I can use my $2000 for gas, pay for the day, review classes, whatever I need - just need receipts.

    We have educatation classes at our main facility - but they are costly to the employee that lives 60+ miles away from the main facility - so I don't attend those often. They are supposed to be free if required by your job.

    They have recently started adding on line powerpoint classes which help with CEU's plus they are free AND I don't have to drive 120 miles.