Signing Bonuses!!$$

  1. Hi everyone! I am just starting a career as an LPN, and was told by my fiance's mother that in Texas, hospitals are so much in demand for nurses that some are offering $50,000 sign on bonuses. Is this true? If so, does this just apply to just RN's or to LPN's as well? Any information that you could provide would be very helpfull. Thank you!
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  3. by   nekhismom
    I haven't personally came across a $50,000 sign on either, but I have heard of it. Anyone else know of any? I thought $10,000 was a large sum. I guess I was mistaken. But, I would DEFINATELY worry about a place that is offering $50,000. How long is the commitment? What is the reason for paying so much? How is the staffing? How are nurses treated? DO they work mandatory OT? Just seems fishy to me.
  4. by   tylerlvn
    In one of my nursing magizine's I saw a ad for Abliene Texas. The job was for RN's with a $18,000 sign on bonus. I thought that was huge! $50,000 - WOW!
  5. by   wtxcchp
    A year or two ago I saw $50,000 sign on bonuses in the Houston area. I also heard that you would be crazy to work at some of those places. Who knows...
  6. by   LauraLou
    Hospitals in Dallas are offering $5000-8000 sign-on bonuses for experienced Rn's. I have never seen anything like a $50,000 sign-on bonus. Perhaps a hospial in an rural area that needed a nurse with years of experience in a very specialized area would be offering that type of bonsus. In Dallas-Fort Worth, I don't think new LVN's are getting any sign-on bonus.
  7. by   renerian
    Like the wind...............

  8. by   traumaRUs
    In central Illlinois - we had one position heavily advertised for $10,000 sign-on bonus but like someone else said - it was very, very specialized.
  9. by   teeituptom
    for a 50,000 dollar bonus I would make it work. I do love money, I sing for money.
  10. by   nekhismom
    Quote from teeituptom
    for a 50,000 dollar bonus I would make it work. I do love money, I sing for money.
    LOL, Tom, you are too funny.
  11. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Yeah, like in "When Harry Met Sally," I want some of what he's having.....

  12. by   Brita01
    For that type of money, you probably have to agree to a 5 to 10 year commitment in some hellhole. No thanks.
  13. by   Mario Rodriguez
    Signing bonuses are so common that they even offer them to recruiting firms. WHo then pass them off to nurses who give referral bonuses to nurses for certain positions. PICU and NICU position mainly since the demand for them is so high.
  14. by   purplemania
    I know that some hospitals in Houston, El Paso and Dallas are offering large bonuses for RN's needed in high demand areas. I do not know about LVN's being in great demand.The bonuses are paid over a period of time so if you quit you do not get it all. Look at the NurseWeek site for Texas hospitals. Or do a search on them as they all have their own websites. Remember, there is a REASON they have to adverstise and pay outside their own area.