I saw a local employer list a $7,000 sign on bonus for RN's and a $3,500 sign on bonus for LPN's. I worked at this facility before and let me tell you, a $10,000 bonus wouldn't be enough to get me back.All I can say is, if an employer is offering a nice sign on bonus, there is a reason why. Sometimes it is because you live in a rural area and they don't have a large pool to hire from (or a true area of nursing shortage), it could be they have a very specialized position they are trying to fill, or it could be that the place is a dump and staff turnover is so bad they are desperate. Just beware when you see these large amounts, there might be a not to pleasant reason behind it. Do your research, as a lot of questions, and don't be wooed by the $$$$.