By Josephine Reid
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare career field has the highest projected occupational growth for the next decade. With this in mind, hospitals are in need of attracting and retaining quality nurses. This means they are willing to help pay for nursing school through several different methods.
Hospitals might also allow nursing school students to work in a clerical or cleaning position to help pay for their education. Work-study positions help expose students to the many sides of healthcare beyond what they will learn in classroom and clinical training. Plus, the additional work experience can help them become a more qualified candidate when applying for a nursing position at the completion of their training. Another benefit might be that there aren't any employment requirements after graduating school, unlike tuition reimbursement. Others forms of help include nursing scholarships, nursing grants, and tuition reimbursement.
The following five hospitals do reimburse nursing school tuition if you qualify per their selection criteria. In addition to this, they offer a range of other benefits: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center in Oakland, CA, Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL, - the hospital reimburses $3,500 of tuition.
It also extends loans and various services, including concierge services and $5,000 loan for buying a house. Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA and Yakima Valley Memorial in Yakima, WA – this hospital is known for its positive and supportive culture. Some of the advantages that nurses enjoy are tuition reimbursement, 401(k), childcare and leadership programs.
This is not an exclusive list; there are many others that can be found after some research.