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10 Perks of a Nursing Career

Steve Berman | NursingLink

10 Perks of a Nursing Career

6. Nurses can receive all sorts of benefits

Whether it’s vacation time, free or discounted medical treatments or professional development programs, hospitals offer benefits to nurses that can’t be discounted when looking at an offer letter. And several hospitals offer benefits like early retiree medical benefits and/or 401k plans.

Some hospitals offer signing bonuses to nurses, others offer 100% reimbursement for educational costs, whether it’s for continuing education mandated by the state or to pursue an advanced degree. For an example, check out just some of the perks offered by The Ohio State University Medical Center:

- 96 vacation hours and 120 sick hours annually
- Time-and-a-half overtime pay after 40 hours per week, double-time after 52 hours
- Dental, vision and prescription coverage
- Choice of two retirement plans
- No-cost life insurance
- Long-term disability coverage
- Free tuition to attend classes at The Ohio State University
- Half-price tuition for eligible dependents
- Access to Ohio State plays, movies, sporting events, art exhibits, and more

Benefits and perks like these will vary from place to place, but this list is more representative of the norm than you might think.

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