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Loan Repayment & Scholarship

NURSE Corps gives nurses nationwide the opportunity to turn their passion for service into a lifelong career through the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program and the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program.

NURSE Corps helps to build healthier communities in urban, rural, and frontier areas by supporting nurses and nursing students committed to working in communities with inadequate access to care. The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs have helped critical shortage facilities meet their urgent need for nurses since 2002.

NURSE Corps members fulfilling their service obligation enjoy the competitive pay and benefits negotiated with their employer, which could be any one of thousands of nonprofit hospitals, clinics and other facilities located in designated mental health or primary medical care Health Professional Shortage Areas across the U.S.

Join the NURSE Corps and be part of over 2,200 dedicated nurses providing high quality care where they are needed most.

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Loan Repayment and Scholarship

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, helps alleviate the shortage of nurses across the country by offering loan repayment assistance to registered nurses and advance practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working at Critical Shortage facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing. Program participants receive up to 60% of their qualifying student loans in exchange for a two-year service commitment –plus an additional 25% of their original loan balance for an optional third year.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program, formerly the Nursing Scholarship Program, helps students complete their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend. The program is open to full-time or part-time nursing students accepted or enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs at accredited schools located in the U.S. Upon graduation, scholarship program members fulfill a service commitment at a Critical Shortage Facility.

 

NURSE Corps Virtual Events Calendar

NURSE Corps applicants, awardees, alumni, and interested nursing parties are invited to attend applicable events.

Event Date and Time Webinar and Dial-In Information Audience
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program 
2016 Application and Program Webinar
Pre-Recorded 1/7/2016 Watch a recording of 2016 Application and Program Webinar Nurses applying to the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
2016 Graduates Successful Transitioning from School to Service
Pre-Recorded 2/25/2016 Watch a recording of the 2016 Graduates Successful Transitioning from School to Service Webinar. NURSE Corps Scholars who are graduating and transitioning to service
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
2016 Application Cycle Webinar
Saturday 3/22/2016
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Watch a recording of the 2016 Application Cycle Webinar. Nursing students applying to the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
 

Open Forum: HPSA Searching & Participant User Guide

Wednesday, 4/13/16
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Watch a recording of the HPSA Searching and Participant User Guide Open Forum. All NURSE Corps Scholars currently in school
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
2016 Application Cycle Webinar – Live Question and Answer Teleconference
Saturday 4/30/2016
2:30-4:30 p.m. ET
Watch the 2016 Application Cycle Webinar. Nursing students applying to the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
NURSE Corps Facebook Chat Thursday, 5/10/2016
9:00 p.m. ET
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Virtual Job Fair in Celebration of National Nurses Week Tuesday, 5/10/16
6:45-10:00 p.m. ET
Sign up to be notified about the Virtual Job Fair. NURSE Corps Scholars, nursing students, and practicing nurses
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
2016 Graduates Successful Transitioning from School to Service
Wednesday, 6/15/16
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Join the 2016 Graduates Successful Transitioning from School to Service Webinar NURSE Corps Scholars graduating between May 2016 and December 2016
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Site Selection in Portal/HPSAs
Thursday, 7/14/16 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: TBD

Dial-in: TBD

NURSE Corps Scholars graduating between April 2016 and August 2016

 

Virtual Job Fair Tuesday, 7/19/2016
6:45-10:00 p.m. ET
Sign up to be notified about the Virtual Job Fair. NURSE Corps Scholars, nursing students, and practicing nurses
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Benefits of Employing a NURSE Corps Scholars
TBD

Webinar Link: TBD

Dial-in: TBD

Critical Shortage Facility Administrators
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Open Forum: All Topics Regarding Post-graduation.
Wednesday, 9/14/16
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: TBD

Dial-in: TBD

All NURSE Corps Scholars who have graduated or about to graduate
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
New Awardee Webinar
Saturday, 10/8/16
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: TBD

Dial-in: TBD

New NURSE Corps Scholars who were awarded in 2016

 

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Mentor Program Thursday, 11/10/16
2:30-3:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: TBD

Dial-in: TBD

NURSE Corps Participants in service, NURSE Corps Alumni, and NURSE Corps Scholars in school
Spotlight

2016 Application Bulletin (PDF - 123 KB)

News

HPSA Scores Locked as of January 1, 2015
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) scores for Critical Shortage Facilities are locked as of January 1, 2015. These scores apply to 2015 program cycles including new awards and continuations for Loan Repayors as well as applications and approvals for sites.

FAQs: Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriages

Other Programs for Nurses

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (primary care nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and psychiatric nurse specialists)

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (primary care nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife students)

Nursing Student Loan (students in RN training programs, including advanced practice)

Faculty Loan Repayment Program (nursing faculty)

Nursing Faculty Loan Program (RNs in graduate training programs)

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