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Nursing Tuition Assistance

Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working within the Department of Nursing who meet the following requirements are eligible to participate in a tuition assistance program.

Eligibility

  • All full-time RNs (associate degrees and diploma only) and LPNs after completion of six months on the job.
  • Employees must fulfill a work commitment period after course completion to be eligible for reimbursement. Reimbursement is made after completion of the program.
  • All part-time RNs (associate degrees and diploma only) and LPNs after completion of one year on the job. Part-time is defined as 20 hours or more up to 40 per week.

Requirements

  • The employee must work a period of one month for each semester hour for which he/she was reimbursed (i.e., one three-hour course requires three months of work subsequent to the completion of the course).
  • If the employee terminates employment prior to fulfillment of this obligation, he/she will forfeit (or must repay) the entire amount of tuition for that course work or challenge exam.
  • The employee will sign a certificate of understanding regarding stipulations of "1" & "2".

Reimbursement

  • Reimbursement will be at the rate of tuition (or challenge exam) costs of the involved institution. Only direct tuition costs and lab fees are allowed (activity fees, books, etc., will not be included).
  • Full-time employees may receive 100 percent of direct tuition costs and lab fees up to $1,000 per plan year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) depending upon the availability of funds.
  • Part-time employees (20 hours or more up to 40 per week) may receive 50 percent of direct tuition costs and lab fees up to $500 per plan year depending upon the availability of funds.
  • Reimbursement of tuition will require the employee to work for University Hospital for a period of time after successful completion of course work.

Courses eligible for reimbursement

  • Courses required to obtain an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing, offered and taken through an approved school of nursing.
  • Challenge exams for (clinical) subjects required to obtain an AD or BS nursing degree.

Acceptable schools

  • Any university or college accredited by a national or a state accrediting institution of nursing.

Grade requirements

  • Any approved undergraduate course will be reimbursed upon completion of the course with a grade of "C" or above. Any fee for an approved challenge examination will be reimbursed upon evidence of successful challenge.

Application for reimbursement

Obtaining reimbursement

  • Upon completion of the course(s), grades and receipts for tuition and lab fees must be submitted to Talent Acquisition. Upon successful challenge of a course, evidence of academic credit and fee receipt must be submitted to Talent Acquisition.

Restriction

  • Financial aid from any other sources, such as GI Bill or scholarship funds, will be deducted from allowable University Hospital tuition assistance, and the student will receive only the difference.