Thank you so much for your responses! Your input is exactly what I needed, advice from the other side/different perspectives. I can completely understand why facilities have such agreements, and I can imagine it is a morale killer for tenured OR nurses to see so many come and go.
I am for sure going through this contract with a fine-tooth comb, it’s potentially worth a lot if I were to leave before my commitment is up, regardless if I quit or they fire me! (It is set up to have a certain amount of forgiveness per month)
I agree @amoLucia, that’s not too shabby, especially for a new graduate! I feel lucky to have a job at all, and I am excited about the offer : )