I thought I had read something on here about how, b/c of the great need of NPs right now, there are ways to get your degree paid for. Is that true? I think what I was reading about referred specifically to primary care fields.
Is it a loan reimbursement program? I'm not sure I would qualify for loans (do they look at just income or also assetts in your name, like investments?).
Any info would be great - just trying to find out everything i can.
Sep 24, '10
I'm aware of student loan repayment through HRSA: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/index.html
and an Advanced Nursing Education Traineeship: https://www.cfda.gov/?s=program&mode...5353be31eb69ac
. I qualified for the latter when I was in my MSN program. They paid my tuition for up to 8 credits each semester in my program (I think the payment and the number of grantees vary by school). There is no employment commitment and it is not need based.
Sep 27, '10
I am currently in a Psych NP program and receive HRSA funding. It pays the majority of my tuition (at the in-state rate as I am charged out-of-state resident tuition - my university waives out-of-state tuition if you receive funding over a certain level) as well as a monthly stipend. There is no employment obligation or repayment required. You are subject to meeting certain criteria. HRSA traineeships/fellowships are awarded by your academic institution if you meet the eligibility criteria and they have funding available. The HRSA traineeship is excellent - I would advise you to get in touch with your financial aid officer or scholarship coordinator to see if this might be an option for you.
Oct 4, '10
I've heard of the above mentioned programs, but you gotta sign on the dotted line to Uncle Sam for a few years.
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