Summary:The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance to registered nurses (RNs), including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), in return for a commitment to work at eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or serve as nurse faculty in eligible schools of nursing.
Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Program Type:Loan Repayment
Length of Service:Two year commitment with an option for a third year
Type of Designation Required:Primary care or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:Score needed based on amount of award and debt to salary ratio
Place of Service Obligation:Critical shortage facilities in designated HPSAs or an accredited school of nursing
Health Professionals Supported:Advanced practice nurses, nursing faculty, or registered nurses
Additional Information:Funding preference given to nurses with greatest financial need and to nurse faculty members working at nursing schools with at least 50% enrollment of students from a disadvantaged background.