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This is my first job in the nursing field. Is it possible to ask for a relocation bonus?


February 8th, 2023

Of course you can ask. Depending on the needs of the hospital you may or may not get it. Sell yourself durin⁰g the interview. Say things that they need to hear like...I love working extra shifts, i get along with everybody, i love learning new skills. Im open to work whenever you need me...etc You make them want YOU...and they might just give you that help you need.

February 8th, 2023

If you don't ask, the answer is already No. ASK!

February 16th, 2023

You could ask, but depending upon your credentials, I don't think it would be likely to receive one.
From what I've observed, relocation bonuses are offered for seasoned nurses who've been in the field a long time, and have specialized backgrounds.
(e.g.- E.R., Management, etc.).

February 9th, 2023

As a nurse,with 5+ yr experience and working in a few different fields and having to relocate once. I think asking for a relication bonus is appropriate , even better if its rural/underserved areas.

February 8th, 2023

Yes, it is ok to ask for a relocation bonus as a new nurse. There are many companies who offer a relocation bonus and advertise it with their job postings. Being a new nurse doesn’t make you less valuable. As a new nurse the company you work with gets to start with a fresh new canvas and teach and train you from the start. It doesn’t hurt to ask for a relocation bonus, keep in mind they may tell you no. That is when you decide if it’s a fit for you or not. I hope this helps.

February 7th, 2023

Absolutely! Shoot for the stars and maybe you’ll land on the moon.

February 7th, 2023

This is nursing....anything is possible and the only shots you miss are the ones you don't take. I would most definitely ask! Being new to the nursing field doesn't make you any less valuable as a team member and the expenses incurred to relocate are the same whether you have experience or not. I am of the opinion that when we give those in this profession the tools needed to succeed, and set them up to win, we all benefit from the investment in the long run.

February 7th, 2023

Many areas experiencing nursing shortages are offering bonuses. It would be ok to ask if any bonuses are being offered; relocation or sign-on.

February 7th, 2023

The only way to know is to ask. They be willing to give you relocation money.

February 7th, 2023

Yes ! There is never harm in asking.

February 7th, 2023

Yes. With the nursing crisis rising and the need for staff increasing. Not to mention the increased work load and expectations of the nurse; The ball is in your court. Negotiate for what you want and deserve. Chances are you will get it.

February 7th, 2023

YES! We are an asset to any team and that is value to your worth ! Relocation bonus, Is a way to say COME , be part of our team cuz your worth it . I agree with what another said about committing for a year or two as I understand the organization does not want to lose money on their investment.
Get that sign on bonus !

Sincerely
TH

February 18th, 2023

Yes

February 16th, 2023

Juts ask nothing is impossible

February 16th, 2023

yes

February 14th, 2023

No, I have worked as Registered Nurse in telemetry unit for the last 3 years and 14 years in Med surgical. I worked as a Nurse Practitioner ata Nephrology office and internal medics for 2 1/2 years

February 8th, 2023

A Sign on bonus as well as relocation bonus are not out of the question. It all depends on the facilities needs. Always have a list of questions to ask the recruiter during your initial interview.

February 8th, 2023

Yes!

February 7th, 2023

I don't think it's a bad thing to ask. Some nursing schools are in areas where some students do not live in the area of their schools, so taking your degree out of the area of education isn't a bad thing.

February 7th, 2023

It never hurts to ask. You might get a "Yes."

February 7th, 2023

I would say go for it, especially if you didn't get a sign on bonus. The worse that could happen is they say no. You won't know unless you ask.

February 7th, 2023

Sure why not. The worst they could say is no.

February 8th, 2023

Absolutely! It has long been accepted that males in the business and healthcare world can ask for relocation packages. I have been a nurse for a long time and I've seen that we as nurses tend to not be assertive in asking for anything that makes us seem like we are takers rather than givers. I don't think this has evolved simply because the majority of the nursing workforce are women and we we have been made to feel we shouldn't ask. Not sure if I expressed it as well as I want to but that is what I believe.

June 7th, 2024

Everything is negotiable until they say no! Also, it demonstrates your ability to advocate for yourself, just like you can be an advocate for patients after you are hired. Be confident and slightly assertive when you ask, set an expectation that with their help, you can start sooner (if possible) or that their assistance will make for a less stressed out employee when you report for your first day.

June 5th, 2024

Yes! I just met someone who will be starting in the same New Grad RN residency as me, but she is coming from out-of-state. They offered her a relocation bonus on top of our regular sign on bonus. This is for an in-patient hospital job in Oregon.

December 8th, 2023

Yes. Will you get one? Only if it will serve your administrations purposes. Let your boss know what you can do for the company and why no one can do it better. That will help.

September 11th, 2023

the question is not clear. Are you relocating to work in a different state? IF so, when you accepted the job, you should have asked before you accepted it if they give a relocation fee. No place gives you a bonus for moving that I Kow of. But go to HR and see if they will.

Since you are a new nurse, the chances of you getting any type of bonus other than cost of living increase is very small. Keep in mind that if you get a merit increase based on your evaluation, it will most probably equal a cost of living increase. (approx 2 1/2 percent)

September 8th, 2023

Go for it!! They can only say No.

September 8th, 2023

Always ask about a relocation bonus, but realize that is a contract and you may have to pay it back if you leave before terms. Same for hiring bonus. If they offer a hiring bonus just ask for more in hourly. Hiring bonuses are no more than money laundering in favor of the facility.

July 1st, 2023

Yes

June 3rd, 2023

I have seen a lot of jobs offering relocation assistance but those are usually Rn jobs that are specialty or high on the nursing ladder.

May 20th, 2023

Many facilities have hiring and relocation bonuses. I received both when I accepted a job in Jefferson Parish. I did have to remind them that I wanted the relocation allowance. Be advised that they more than likely won't give this up front. You will have to wait until you get your regular paycheck.

April 8th, 2023

Yes!

February 26th, 2023

Yes y

February 24th, 2023

This will depend on the contract you had with your employee

February 16th, 2023

Yes why not?

February 16th, 2023

yes

February 16th, 2023

Yes! Definitely ask! With the nurse staffing shortage everywhere hospitals are struggling to fill positions and most likely already paying for temporary travel nurses to fill out staffing and would probably want you as permanent staff. Usually when hospitals offer the relocation bonus you then have to commit to work there for a specified amount of years before you can quit and move on. Average is a 2 year commitment. My new grad RN daughter got a relocation bonus to Tacoma, WA and at my hospital in Honolulu, HI they offer it (if asked) for relocation from the continental U.S. You have nothing to lose if they say No. And it’s still your decision if you want to continue to accept that decision or not. Hope this helps! Good luck and welcome to your new career!

February 15th, 2023

You can always ask, but it is doubtful you will get it.

February 15th, 2023

If you just started, absolutely not!! If you have 3-5 years or more experience then sure, ask.

February 15th, 2023

Sure, you can if you need it.

February 15th, 2023

yes this is possible if approved by employer

February 15th, 2023

Yes, it's possible.
This is to help in facilitating the immigration process.

February 8th, 2023

Yes

February 8th, 2023

Yes...i want Chennai location!!

February 8th, 2023

Yes

February 8th, 2023

Depends if you are getting a tuition reimbursement . Probably will be more than a relocation bonus.

February 7th, 2023

Yes if your relocating and they are interested in hiring you

February 7th, 2023

Yes.

February 7th, 2023

Anything is possible! However, it will really depend on how long you have been working on your first unit. Normally the hospital (what I am used too) will want you to work on the unit for one year. Good Luck

February 7th, 2023

Possibly

February 7th, 2023

Yes

February 7th, 2023

I think so.

February 7th, 2023

You should definitely ask all they can say is no. However make sure you are asking because you are at a distance

February 7th, 2023

How desperate are they?!

February 7th, 2023

Yes, for sure …

February 7th, 2023

Yes,
Lots of companies reached out to me. And offered a relocation stipend my first year.

February 7th, 2023

Yes it is

February 7th, 2023

Absolutely. It is very common to get a relocation bonus, but there is often a 12-18 month contract agreement involved. An example, I was offered $3k in 2019 to move as a new grad from southwest Florida to Tennessee as long as I agreed to stay 18 months.

February 7th, 2023

Most definitely!! As a travel nurse, you are uprooting your entire life to support and provide nursing care. Many agencies offer travel stipends, however relocation bonus are not initially offered but once asked are usually accommodated when you are traveling out of state. It wouldn’t hurt to ask, worse case scenario they say no!!!

February 7th, 2023

Yes of course. As a nurse whether this is your first job or your tenth job in the nursing field, you entitled to what you deserve. What is the worst they will say, no? Take the chance :)

January 16th, 2023

You can always ask. If they need you bad enough they will be creative and tie you to a multi year commitment. I believe up to 5k can be offered for IRS reasons...so they say.