Can anyone tell me whats considered a Critical Shortage Facility? Would that be all hospitals? I received this information from one of the schools informational meetings about the Federal Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, that will pay a certain portion of your student loan if you agree to work at one of these facilities for a year or up to three years. Has anyone heard of this? The website is http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm
for anyone who wants to look into this.
No it's not all facilities. You need to find the list for your area.
If you live in Florida, here is it. I had it bookmarked because I'm waiting to finish my BSN to see if they reimburse RN to BSN because my facility is on the list.
Last edit by Tweety on Jul 22, '07
Jul 22, '07
When I applied for the NELRP, I just went to my HR department and asked them if our hospital qualifies. They told me yes our hospital qualifies as a "critical shortage facility" and they had to give me a letter that stated so (the letter is required for NELRP application).
I'd recommend just calling your HR deparment and asking them, because you'll need to get a letter from them anyway .... so you might as well get that in the mean time, kill two birds with one stone.
Last edit by RainDreamer on Jul 22, '07
Jul 22, '07
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN
critical shortage facilities (csfs)
1) types of critical shortage facilities
2) ineligible facilities
last year's applicants
enrollment closed on june 30th, 07 for 2007-2008 year. usually opens april 1st to june 30th each year.
locate: [color=#006699]health professional shortage areas
- 6,611 applicants
- 3,320 completed applications
- 1600 applicants with first preference for funding
- 220 applicants given scholarship awards
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 22, '07