Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now taking applications for the Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP). ANA was instrumental in obtaining funding increases for this program which provides up to 85% of student loan debt for nurses who work in eligible facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. The purpose of the NELRP is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional nurses dedicated
to providing health care to under served populations. HRSA is accepting FY 2002 Application now, they are due June 14. Determination of which eligible applicants will receive an award is based on a four-tier preference scale based on the availability of funds.
A person who has received a baccalaureate or associate degree in nursing, a diploma in nursing, or a graduate degree from an accredited school of nursing is eligible. More information and the application materials are available online at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm.