Not Getting Paid For New Hire Hospital Orientation


I am starting a new job soon as an APN and its only my second job. I've been at my first job (as an RN) for 9.5 years, so I don't know if things have changed a lot since I started my first job.

I'm not sure if its because of COVID or if this is how the hospital always does things, but I am required to do a bunch of online modules to teach myself hospital policies, how to use the charting software, etc.

I remember with my current job, this training was done in person and I was paid for the time I spent doing it. But now that its online, I'm expected to do it at home before my official start date and I'm not being paid.

The modules are really time consuming. If it was something that could be done quickly I wouldn't question the fact that I'm not being paid, but considering the fact that it takes hours (and its mandatory) I'm wondering if its a little sketchy.

Again, its been so long, I don't know if this is just the new norm? Or is it because I am and APN (rather than RN like my first job)? Can anyone who has recently started a new job weigh in?