Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

HRSA-17-066 | Bureau of Health Workforce

Application Accepted: 09/15/2016 to 11/14/2016

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2017

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Program Description:

The program increases the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing.

The NFLP is a loan forgiveness program that prepares and trains qualified nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increases the number of trained nurses entering the workforce. We support schools of nursing that prepare students to serve as nurse faculty.

We require schools/institutions to

  • recruit, train and retain students in select nursing degree programs of study that uniquely qualify them to become nurse faculty;
  • create, implement, and maintain effective strategies that assist graduates in obtaining full-time faculty employment; and
  • create and manage a loan forgiveness program with a revolving loan fund component.

Improved placement of graduates in full-time faculty positions will reduce nurse faculty vacancy rates, which positively impacts nursing workforce supply.

Additional Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit accredited schools of nursing offering educator coursework as part of an advanced education nursing degree program(s) that prepares students to serve as nurse faculty.

For-profit entities are not eligible under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA).