We pay up to 85% of unpaid nursing education debt for
- registered nurses (RNs);
- advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs); and
- nurse faculty (NF).
If you receive an award, you must work two years in either:
Review the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program Fact Sheet (PDF - 117 KB)
Am I eligible?
Review these Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) requirements to find out.
- You are a:
- Licensed registered nurse;
- Advanced practice registered nurse, such as a nurse practitioner; or
- Nurse faculty member with qualifying nursing debt.
- You received your nursing education from an accredited school of nursing located in a U.S. state or territory.
- You work full-time in:
- An eligible CSF in a high need area (RNs, APRNs)
- An accredited school of nursing
Note: We give funding preference to those who need the most help financially.
How Do I Apply?
Make sure the application cycle is open. If it is, do these two things:
- Read the Nurse Corps LRP Application and Program Guidance (APG) (PDF - 489 KB)
- Submit your application through the Customer Service Portal
Why Should I Apply?
You will receive 60% of your total outstanding, qualifying, nursing education loans over the course of two years.
After your two-year service contract, you may be eligible for a third year and an additional 25% of your loans.
These funds are not exempt from federal income and employment taxes.
Why Is the Nurse Corps LRP important?
There continues to be a need for nurses in critical shortage facilities in the U.S. Nurse Corps LRP helps address these issues.
What impact has Nurse Corps had on communities in need?
What Is a Critical Shortage Facility?
A CSF is a public or private health care facility located in, designated as, or serving a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
A HPSA is an area lacking enough primary care or mental health professionals.
Review the APG for a complete list of eligible facilities.
What Is an Eligible School of Nursing?
We consider a school of nursing to be eligible if a national nursing accrediting agency or a state agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education accredits it.
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