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The HRSA’s Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program 2019 Application and Program Guidance has been released, which includes a new change to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The Program Guidance aims to provide all nurses, including nurse practitioners (NPs), with the ability to serve where they are needed most: on the front lines of health care.
The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program offers funding to registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and nursing faculty for payment of up to 85 percent of their nursing education debt. In return, participants must work full time at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or at an eligible school of nursing. By supporting these nurses, HRSA is working to help build healthier communities across the country—especially in areas of greatest need.
As part of the 2019 Application and Program Guidance, HRSA anticipates making up to 10 percent of Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program awards specifically to psychiatric NPs.
HRSA prioritizes its Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program funding awards based on several criteria, including the applicant’s financial need and the characteristics of the critical shortage facility or School of Nursing where they work. HRSA is accepting applications through March 28, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. ET—apply today!
For help with your application, HRSA will host a technical assistance call on March 21, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Be on the lookout for more helpful tips and opportunities on the Nurse Corps Facebook page.
Open the door to a world of research and education by applying for a grant or scholarship from AANP.
Members who are certified, practicing NPs may apply for an AANP Grant to receive up to $5,000 in funding. Members currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree or certification are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in AANP Scholarship funding. Learn more about all the funding opportunities available at AANP and apply by 5 p.m. CT on March 20 to be considered.