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.

How do I become a member of the NURSE Corps?

If you apply and are accepted to 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.

If accepted into the NURSE Corps, you can 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.

Am I 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.

If awarded, you can pay off up to 85% of your nursing education debt. The program will pay off 60% of your unpaid nursing student loans in exchange for 2 years of service. If you commit to a third year of service, we will pay an additional 25% of your original balance.

Am I 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.

Watch and Learn: Virtual NURSE Corps Events

We provide several virtual events each year, aimed at applicants, awardees, alumni and anyone interested in nursing.

NURSE Corps – Loan Repayment Program

January 2017: Application and Program Webinar

Audience: Nurses applying to the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

How long have we provided assistance in shortage areas?

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

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2017


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