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Someone got a $25K signing bonus at a hospital in OH?!

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Surely this can't be true, right?! This was third hand information, but someone just told me a story about selling their house to a new grad nurse in OH who used this supposed $25K signing bonus as a down payment on a house. I was in disbelief, but I thought I'd come check my trusty sources at AN and see if this was a thing.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Here where I live I know there are giving $5K sign on bonuses but I can't believe they would give *that* much.

I received a sign on bonus at my current job. 5k. But I received 2500 after the 1st month of working FT, and the other 2500 at the 6 month mark. If I left before a year of working ft, the contract said I would have to pay it back. I highly doubt any hospital has a 25k sign on.......unless the hourly wage is $8.00/hr! Lol

I saw a hospital in Las Vegas offering a 15k relocation sign on bonus a few weeks ago. It was for NICU

NicuGal, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience.

I'd be leery of a hospital offering that much!

i was offered an 8k relocation package to Louisiana (IIRC)... but i decided to work at this understaffed/underpaid (in comparison to other facilities in the region) hospital in southern california, instead. lol...

Well, it's reassuring to hear that signing bonuses still exist in some places. I thought they only had those in North Dakota! I'm still pretty skeptical about the details of this story - I asked her to clarify with her source and get back to me. If there's any new information I will definitely let you all know!

Blondenurse83

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 6 years experience.

I got a 2500 bonus about 6 years ago when I was starting out at a nursing home in Ohio. I now work in a hospital and haven't heard of anything like that. Good luck!

applesxoranges, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

Maybe it was their significant other's bonus and she was just a new grad? Or maybe she was not a new grad but recently graduated with a MSN and accepted a position such as a CNO but is really experieced?

Jensmom7, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 36 years experience.

Surely this can't be true, right?! This was third hand information, but someone just told me a story about selling their house to a new grad nurse in OH who used this supposed $25K signing bonus as a down payment on a house. I was in disbelief, but I thought I'd come check my trusty sources at AN and see if this was a thing.

This is great-Nursing Urban Legends!!

Seriously, though, I just can't believe any hospital would give out that large a bonus. Especially since the Nursing shortage is a myth and Nurses are literally a dime a dozen now.

I know of a hospital in Kentucky that gives a $25k sign on bonus, but not for new grads. I'm not sure but I think it's for ICU only, and they particularly want trauma critical experience. It's a hospital in eastern KY that provides for a large area but there isn't anything to do there so no one wants to move there.

LPNtoRNin2016OH, LPN

Specializes in Allergy/ENT, Occ Health, LTC/Skilled. Has 5 years experience.

I saw something similar pop up in my area's Facebook nurses network. I am in the Dayton area and it looks like a few hospitals are offering $10-$15k sign on bonuses. BUT its for critical care and you have to have two years experience.