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Scholarships in exchange for service at local hospitals

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by Katiebang Katiebang (New Member) New Member

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Hello,

I am starting my BSN program in April 2012. The out of pocket cost is quite high and I would appreciate any insights into obtaining scholarships in exchange for service at local hospitals. Has anyone/is anyone doing this?

1. Are you guaranteed a job with this hospital once you graduate?

2. What happens if there are no jobs?

3. Can you get this scholarship even if you are not an RN? I went into the BSN program with no certification at all. So I will not be a nurse until I graduate in 2 more years.

4. Are you paid regularly once you begin your work to fulfill your requirements?

5. How do I even go about finding these opportunities? Does anyone know any in Tampa that I can look into?

Thank you so much for any information!

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I'm getting a scholarship from the LTC/rehab I work at my friend works at the hospital connected. We are both getting the scholarship, so I'll explain ours the best I can. Noting the differences.

I'm a LPN, my friend CCA, you need to work at the hospital/rehab for at least one year prior, have all pre-recs finished, the do pay for those also, after a year employment.

You apply, the interview you , and accept or deny you. Goes by GPA, attendance and standing

My contact I pay back with 4 years work, my friend pays nothing back, as there might not be jobs, this is good and bad for different reasons for the two of us.

I hope that helps

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Yes, you get paid what any RN gets paid, you pay back with time in my case. Not money, unless I quit before contract is out.

And the scholarship is usually a partnership with a particular collage and campus.

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ImKosher works as a Nursing Student.

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I contracted 2 years for 2 years of support. (Tuition, stipend, and tuition assistance)

I have to work at this hospital at least half-time but I do get full-time benefits.

If there is no job for me, I no longer owe back time (I highly doubt).

Generally, to be sponsored by the hospital this way you need to work at the hospital.

Use google to find out programs, try allied health scholarships. You'll be better off doing the research yourself.

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ChristineN works as a RN.

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Hello,

I am starting my BSN program in April 2012. The out of pocket cost is quite high and I would appreciate any insights into obtaining scholarships in exchange for service at local hospitals. Has anyone/is anyone doing this?

1. Are you guaranteed a job with this hospital once you graduate?

In most situations you aren't officially guaranteed, but you will be considered for openings ahead of other new grads since they have already investing in your future. The job might not be in the area you had dreamed of, but it will be a job

2. What happens if there are no jobs?

I would ask the specific hospitals that are offering these scholarships but generally if there were to be absolutely no jobs you would be free of your obligation and should not owe them anything. However, my guess is they would find a spot for you somewhere

3. Can you get this scholarship even if you are not an RN? I went into the BSN program with no certification at all. So I will not be a nurse until I graduate in 2 more years.

Again, you need to ask these questions to the specific hospital as every hospital based scholarship is different. The one that I received I accepted when I entered nursing school, and would pay back to them by working for them as an RN upon graduation.

4. Are you paid regularly once you begin your work to fulfill your requirements?

I wouldn't see why not. You should be able to get all the pay and benefits of the new grads at the hospital

5. How do I even go about finding these opportunities? Does anyone know any in Tampa that I can look into?

No advice for you on Tampa hospitals, but I would talk to your nursing professors, talk to your advisors, talk to your upper classmates as they would know stuff. You could also search the FL board here on All Nurses or look on your area hospital's specific websites and see what you can find out.

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Sadala has 3 1/2 years experience and works as a RN - Med Surg.

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Our nursing school keeps us apprised of upcoming scholarship ops, but you can also google and find quite a bit in your area.

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Thank you guys for the information! I think I will start calling local hospitals and explain my situation. I would LOVE to work at one until and during school, with or without the scholarship. Working there prior to school seems to be the best bet for any chance at getting assistance this way.

I appreciate all of the replies. Thanks again!

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