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paid educational leave?

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by honor honor (New Member) New Member

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I am curious to know how many paid hours of educational leave RN get at other hospitals. My hospital is trying to cut ours to one day a year while proclaiming we are on the path to magnet status. Isn't promoting education a huge component of that?

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I've worked in 6 different hospitals in 6 different states over the course of my 32 year career -- mostly in CNS/Staff Development roles. None of those hospitals have ever guaranteed any number of educational days. Each request for paid educational time has always been considered on a case-by-case basis regardless of whether the person was a staff nurse or someone in a leadership position.

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d!gger has 7 years experience and specializes in psyche, dialysis, community health.

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I've never gotten paid time for education. Well, real education. Dinners from pharm reps don't count. They aren't education. They're amateurishly designed marketing campaigns... even if you can get CE credits.

"more valuable employee" is not equal too "more educated employee" is not equal to "more competant employee".

You know what you value. You know what you aspire to be. Pursue that, whether or not your current employer pays for it.

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My hospital has no such policy of paid educational leave. If they want us to take a class or seminar that's during our regularly scheduled shift, then there you have it. If it's not on your normal workday, and they require you take it, they of course pay you to to come in. And if it's something that you want to take that THEY want you to take, they might pay for your time. Otherwise, if you want to do something educational that they aren't agreeing is necessary, you're on your own time.

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lpnflorida has 30 years experience and specializes in psych. rehab nursing, float pool.

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I know we use to get 24 hours paid time for educational workshops per year. I believe this was cut this past year.

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