About Nurse Corps

Nurse Corps awards scholarships and loan repayment to nurses, nursing students, and nurse faculty.

By supporting these nurses, we build healthier communities across the country— especially in areas of greatest need.

In total, 1.9 million people receive care from the Nurse Corps network of clinicians serving at Nurse Corps sites (PDF - 433 KB) in urban, rural and tribal areas.


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Nurse Corps providers works at a CHC or CHC look-alike


How do you become a member of the Nurse Corps?

If you apply and we accept you into the Nurse Corps, we will provide you loan repayment or a scholarship in exchange for a minimum commitment of two years of service at a facility experiencing a critical shortage of nurses.

Nurse Corps members help those in need, without the burden of debt. You will also receive competitive pay and benefits from your employer in addition to your award.

Are you eligible for loan repayment?

The Loan Repayment Program enables registered, advanced practice registered nurses and nurse faculty to pay off a portion of their student debt.

The Program will award 60% of your unpaid nursing student loans in exchange for two years of service. If you commit to a third year of service, we will award an additional 25% of your original balance.

Are you eligible for a scholarship?

The Scholarship Program helps nursing students in financial need complete their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, and other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend.

How long has HRSA provided assistance via Nurse Corps?

Through Nurse Corps, we have helped underserved areas meet their urgent need for nurses since 2002.

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2019

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Data & Fact Sheets

Nurse Corps Impact Summary (PDF - 433 KB)

Fact Sheet: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
(PDF - 77 KB)

Fact Sheet: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
(PDF - 89 KB)