Hello! I'm going to start with my question/s and then I'm going to give you background information you may or may not find useful.
Are there loan forgiveness plans that neonatal RNs can take advantage of? Are there any neonatal RNs or NNPs that have had their loans forgiven?
Any anecdotes, testimonies, insight, or links would be greatly appreciated.
Background Info 1: I have not started nursing school yet. I am just trying to weigh my options and better understand my future.
Background Info 2: I intend to do neonatal nursing with the ultimate goal of being a NNP. I've been considering doing a new nurse grad residency for pediatrics, or just working my way up into the NICU (doing peds or mother/baby) at a facility without a residency program (considering new grads rarely get hired immediately into NICUs).
My issues: 1. I don't even know if neonatal nurse qualify for any of these programs. 2. I am almost 100% certain that facilities that offer New Grad Residencies or level III and IV NICUs are not going to be the same facilities that are deemed Health Professional Shortage areas or Critical Shortage Facilities (CSFs). But, I am clueless and I could be very wrong... which is why I need your help.
Note: The reason I would like to get my loans forgiven and payed off before NP school is because 1. duh why not and 2. I would like to start a family around that time (age 28-30) debt free.
I know states have their own programs. I'm kind of willing to move anywhere in the US that I can have loans forgiven but I prefer the Mid and South Atlantic regions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, and West Virginia.