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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NCLRP)

Link

https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment/nurse-corps

Deadline

Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)

Purpose

Provides funding for loan repayment for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) serving at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) residing in, designated as, or serving primary care or mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or nurse faculty at an eligible public or private nonprofit school of nursing in exchange for full-time service contracts of at least two years with the option of an additional year. Seeks to increase access to mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and other behavioral health services by increasing the number of healthcare professionals serving underserved and vulnerable communities

NCLRP fact sheet

Amount of Funding

Loan repayment amount:

  • 60% of total outstanding, qualifying, nursing education loans for the initial first two years of service
  • An additional 25% of original total qualifying educational loan balance as of the effective date of their initial two-year contract for an optional third year of service

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. born or naturalized, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Have earned a baccalaureate, associate, or equivalent degree in nursing, a diploma in nursing, or graduate or doctoral degree in nursing. Additionally, the program requires:
    • Psych Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to have a master's degree or higher degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a specialization in psychiatric-mental health; and obtain certification to practice as a behavioral/mental health APRN from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    • Women's Heath NPs to have a master's degree or higher degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a specialization in Women's Health; and obtain Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner certification from the National Certification Corporation (NCC)
    • OB/GYN RNs to have earned a baccalaureate, associate, or equivalent degree in nursing, have obtained RN licensure, and have obtained certification in OB/GYN specialties from the National Certification Corporation and American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Have employment as a full-time RN or APRN working at least 32 hours per week at a public or private nonprofit CSF or be employed as a full-time nurse faculty member at a public or private nonprofit, eligible school of nursing
  • Have outstanding qualifying educational loans leading to a diploma or degree in nursing
  • Have completed a nursing degree program for which the loan balance applies
  • Have a current, full, permanent, unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as an RN, or an APRN if applicable, in the state in which they intend to practice, or be authorized to practice in that state pursuant to the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC)
  • Applicants who intend to practice as federal employees, or employees of a tribal health program in a state in which the tribal health program provides services described in its contract/compact under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) need only be licensed as a RN, or an APRN if applicable, in any state.

Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the program guidance.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

What This Program Funds

Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other relevant information can be found on the program website. Submit an application through the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) portal.

Application and program guidance
Applicant webinar recording

Applicant technical assistance call #1 recording
January 28, 2021
Playback number: 888-282-0036
Passcode: 1239

Applicant technical assistance call #2 recording
February 18, 2021
Playback number: 800-879-2780
Passcode: 9713

Contact

For questions:
800-221-9393
TTY at 877-897-9910
Online contact form

Topics This Program Addresses

Healthcare Workforce