Anybody do the Nursing Loan Repayment program?


  • Specializes in Postpartum/WBN. Has 4 years experience.

I'm thinking of applying for the HRSA Nursing Education Loan Repayment program. I'm kicking myself for not applying two years earlier!!

Just wondering if anyone has received this award. How do I know if my current hospital qualifies as a critical shortage facility? I'm planning on switching jobs in the future--do most hospitals qualify as critical shortage facilities? Just looking for any insider information I can get about this program.

elprup, BSN, RN

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Has 2 years experience.

I am in their scholarship program that pays for my nursing school currently, and i have to work in an underserved area when I graduate this may 08, for three years, as payback. Great scholarship.

As for the loan repayment, I told my friends about it, becuase it appears they pay 60% of your loans!! As for if your hospital is underserved, you have to look around the website you have, or search on that question. I believe they call the low/underserved hospitals/VA etc "MUP" and they rate on a scale from 0 to 100. I think if you look under most frequently asked questions, a link will direct you to what hospitals are underserved and how much so. **Oh, I also think the hospital has to be non profit in order to qualify for this program** double check, though.

Hope this helps- great scholarship and loan program though!

And onlyl certain times to apply. Good luck

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