Funding for a nursing education & advanced nursing ed - page 2

While the Nurse Reinvestment Act, which addresses funding for nursing school as well as recruitment and retention initiatives, waits for Congress to allocate the $250 million needed to implement this... Read More

  1. by   -jt
    <Is the information for students at this address as well?>

    <For student nurses, the NRA has broadened the loan repayment program and added scholarships for students already accepted into nursing schools. In order to qualify for these funds, nursing students must commit to working for at least two years in health care facilities deemed to have a critical shortage of nurses.>

    They mean the student must commit to work in a shortage area for the specified time after graduation
  2. by   nursemouse
    Thanks so much! I'm completing it now.
  3. by   mececil
    When is a good time to apply for any program designed in assisting with loan repayment? I am in the last leg of pre-rec's, still in desperate need to continue with loans. Do you have any suggestions
  4. by   mona b RN
    I looked at the nelrp web page and I thought it sounded great til I read that these loans are also distrubuted based on financial need. I don't know if that is something to worry about(enough funds to go around)but it is something to keep in mind. I did email them about income qualifications but they just directed me back to the site. I couldn't get any info about the average income served, etc.

    mona b
  5. by   TheBrainMusher
    I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about how this is working? What was the application to payment ratio? Is anyone actually getting money from this? I can't afford $40k in school loans for getting my 2nd degree bsn with this amount of money and was wondering if I can count on this to help me out?