A growing cadre of folks are entering nursing school at mid-life, attracted to the profession by altruism, generous scholarships
and the promise of a secure job in a shaky economy.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2003
"To fill the jobs, local hospitals recruit students like Zarro and Walters, who trade a commitment to work after graduation for tuition aid. When they graduate, UPMC will offer them a salary of $18per hour before overtime
, plus benefits, paid days off and a 401(k) plan."
Watch what you sign up for ---- WAY less than Phillys starting salaries.