A nursing school that pays you to attend? Sounds too good to be true – but there do exist. Kind of…
While there are not nursing schools that will pay you to attend, there are some hospital programs that will help those going to nursing school to pay for their education. However, most of these programs do not pay for the entire cost of nursing school; they help with a portion or offer real-life experience.
Going to nursing school can be expensive. So, it makes sense that you’d want to make sure you get the best deal. Especially if you’re going back to school after already finishing a degree, or maybe coming to school later in life, the cost can seem like to huge a burden. If the prospect of taking out student loans to pay for nursing school or getting denied for scholarships worries you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to various nursing programs.
There are a lot of programs out there to help you make it through nursing school. Many hospitals throughout the U.S. even have programs aimed at assisting aspiring nurses to achieve their goals.
How hospitals might help you pay for nursing school
For many hospitals, the prospect of drawing talented nurses to their institution is enough to make them want to help pay for their education. There are several different ways that hospitals might be willing to help nurses pay for their education. Whether it’s paying a portion of the tuition expenses, student loan repayment, offering scholarships, or allowing nurses to get hands-on experience through work-study — there are tons of options.
Tuition Reimbursement for nursing school
Here is a shortlist of Schools that provide tuition reimbursement in the U.S.
|Alaska||Alaska Native Medical Center||Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs|
|Arizona||Northern Arizona Healthcare||$5,250/yr Towards Relevant Degrees|
|Arizona||Mount Graham Regional Medical Center||$3,000/yr towards tuition|
|Arkansas||University Hospital of Arkansas||Tuition Discounts at University of Arkansas|
|California||Citrus Valley Health Partners||Up to $3,500 towards certain programs and tuition assistance|
|California||Twin Cities Community Hospital||$9,000 scholarships and tuition reimbursement|
|Colorado||Craig Hospital||$3,000/yr tuition assistance and $10,000 loan repayment|
|Connecticut||Yale-New Haven Hospital||High school scholarships, tuition reimbursement, and dependant tuition loans|
|Delaware||Beebe Healthcare||Up to $5,000 tuition assistance|
|Florida||North Florida Regional Medical Center||100% tuition reimbursement for pre-approved classes towards a degree|
|Georgia||Piedmont Healthcare||Educational assistance|
|Idaho||St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center||Tuition reimbursement and scholarships|
|Illinois||OSF Healthcare System||Up to $3,500/yr tuition reimbursement|
|Indiana||Marion General Hospital||Tuition Reimbursement|
|Iowa||Mercy Health Network||Up to $3,000/yr tuition reimbursements and scholarships|
|Kansas||Coffeyville Regional Medical Center||Up to $3,000 tuition reimbursements|
|Kentucky||University of Kentucky Hospital||Free classes at the University of Kentucky for full-time staff|
|Louisiana||East Jefferson General Hospital||Up to $2,250 tuition reimbursement|
|Maine||Maine Medical Center||Tuition Assitance and Scholarships|
|Maryland||John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center||Up to $5,000/yr towards tuition reimbursement|
|Massachusetts||Brigham and Women’s Hospital||Up to $2,600 tuition reimbursement|
|Michigan||Dickinson County Healthcare System||Tuition reimbursement Program|
|Minnesota||Park Nicollet Health Services||Tuition reimbursement and paid continuing education|
|Mississippi||Baptist Health Systems||Up to $14,000 for undergraduate and $7,000 for graduate courses|
|Missouri||Saint Francis Medical Center||$5,000 tuition reimbursement limit|
|Montana||Wheatland Memorial Healthcare||Up to $20,000 in student loan repayments and scholarships for new students|
|Nevada||Valley Health System||Tuition Reimbursement|
|New Hampshire||Wentworth-Douglass Hospital||Up to $3,000/yr tuition assistance|
|New Jersey||Jefferson Health||Tuition Assistance and online classes|
|New Mexico||Christus St. Vincent Health System||Tuition Reimbursement and scholarships|
|New York||Northwell Health||Up to $5,000/yr in tuition reimbursement|
|North Carolina||Duke University Health System||Covers up to 90% of tuition for graduate education|
|North Dakota||CHI St. Alexius Health||Tuition reimbursement and on-site education opportunities|
|Ohio||Cleveland Clinic||Tuition reimbursement programs|
|Oklahoma||St. John Medical Center||Tuition reimbursement programs|
|Oregon||Salem Hospital||Tuition reimbursement programs|
|Pennsylvania||Penn State Hershey Medical Center||Up to $5,250/yr and up to $40k for nurse anesthetists|
|Rhode Island||Roger Williams Medical Center||Up to $1,500/yr towards tuition reimbursement|
|South Carolina||MUSC Health-University Medical Center||Up to $5,250 tuition assistance for pre-approved classes|
|Texas||Texas Health Resources||Tuition and fee reimbursement|
|Utah||University of Utah Health Care||50% tuition reduction at the University of Utah|
|Vermont||University of Vermont Medical Center||Up to $3,950 in educational assistance. Reduced tuition at local colleges.|
|Virginia||University of Virginia Medical Center||Up to $5,250 tuition assistance or reimbursement|
|Washington||Seattle Children’s Hospital||Tuition Reimbursement for those that start their careers at the hospital|
|West Virginia||West Virginia University Medicine||Full-Time employees get 100% tuition reimbursement at West Virginia University|
|Wisconsin||Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center||Up to $7,500 in tuition reimbursement|
|Wyoming||Cheyenne Regional Medical Center||Up to $5,000 in educational assistance|
Similar to college work-study programs, some hospitals will allow nursing students to gain hands-on experience at a hospital while they’re in nursing school. These positions are usually administrative or custodial, at least until the student becomes a licensed nurse.
Nursing Apprenticeships While In Nursing School
While nursing apprenticeships are still a somewhat new concept in the U.S., and not widely available, there are a few hospitals that offer these programs. A nursing apprenticeship is a type of on-the-job training that students begin in their junior year of college.