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May 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 11

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What Are Local Hospitals Doing At Their Facilities to Attract Nurses?

Raulerson Hospital

1. Scholarship Program
2. Self Scheduling
3. Relocation program
4. Excellent Benefit Package

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

1. Tuition reimbursement after 90-days of employment
2. ICU/ED/OR entry courses
3. Clinical Ladder

West Palm Beach Medical Center

1. Tuition Reimbursement and Scholarships
2. Student Loan Reduction
3. Bonuses for hard to recruit areas

Cleveland Clinic in Florida

1. Flexible scheduling for work / life balance
2. Professional development opportunities (education)
3. Shared governance

University of Miami Hospital

1. Competitive Salary and Benefits packages
2. Sign on & Referral Bonus
3. Nursing Internships (i.e. Critical Care)
4. On site Child care
5. Tuition Reimbursement

Imperial Point Medical Center

1. Tuition and professional certification reimbursement
2. Scholarships for clinical and allied areas
3. On site educational activities
4. Mentor and preceptor programs
5. Temporary housing
6. The opportunity to work in an environment that fosters growth and development and recognizes and values its Nurses through Clinical Practice Recognition.

North Broward Medical Center

1. Company paid pension plan
2. 403(b) with employer match tuition reimbursement
3. Medical/dental/vision effective first of month following hire Domestic partner benefits.
4. Shared Governance Model
5. Decentralized Staffing on the nursing units
6. Nursing Recognition Team
7. Clinical Ladder
8. Annual Nursing Recognition Dinner Dance
9. Career Pathways guides new grads into critical care areas. Employee specific
10. Administrative Rounding for Outcomes
11. New Employee interviews at 30 days, 60 days and 3 months

(if only 3 then use)
Shared Governance
Nursing Recognition Team
Clinical Ladder

Glades General Hospital

1. Significant differential for national certifications in the nurse's field of choice of $4.00/hour.
2. Tuition reimbursement and work around school schedules to support staff while going to school.
Additionally, train staff while going to school; i.e. in the OR, and other areas as we have open positions, such as a CNA/UC role. With the required qualifications, the staff person can work in this capacity while going to school.
3. Do not cancel full time employee shifts due to low census.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

1. Sign-on bonuses
2. Flexible Schedules
3. Relocation Assistance
4. Tuition Remission
5. On-site state-of-the-art Wellness Center
6. Discounted Public Transportation

Coral Springs Medical Center

1. Pension Plan
2. Electronic Documentation
3. Clinical Ladder
4. 100% Tuition Reimbursement
5. Overall Positive Reputation (Supportive Leadership Team)

Miami VA Healthcare System

1. EDRP (Education Debt Reduction Program). Pays off qualifying student loans after converted to Perm, if they apply within 6 months of conversion and are accepted.
2. NNEI (National Nursing Education Initiative) for RN's after one year of service. Will pay for BSN-MSN degrees
3. Transportation Passes & Vanpools (on local commuter train or metro-rail, Vanpools, etc)
4. Recruitment Bonuses

Jackson Health System

1. The JHS Scholars Program a scholarship for Miami Dade College students committed to pursuing nursing as a career.
2. The JHS Summer Choice Program hire 125 senior-year nursing students for six weeks during the summer to improve the entry to the field and reduce new graduate turnover.
3. JHS internships for new graduates

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