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Jaspis1976

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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    This whole process is going to kill me. So I posted Sunday night, submitted my Confirmation of Interest, became a 'Finalist - pending final review' or something like that. Went celebratory camping off grid for a day; come home to a voicemail from someone at HRSA re: this program requesting a call back. Didn't get message till late because of time difference, happen to log onto my application and see that it's back to 'Under Review.' I was at first selected for NHSC, accepted award, then they put me back into 'Under Review' when I applied for the Rural Community LRP. Then was supposedly selected for NHSCRC now that's back to 'Under Review.' At this point, it's just starting to feel like an abusive relationship
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    I just received a 'Confirmation of interest in an FY 2019 Award' email for the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. I just started sobbing immediately; this is a game changer for my quality of life and mental health. Hoping to see more posts like this in the coming days
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    FNP here; working for an IHS facility in NM, HPSA is 17 for primary care, 18 mental health. My DTI is >250%. I applied for NHSC, Nurse Corps LRP, and Rural Community. My 2019 has gone as follows: Received finalist notification for NHSC way back in March or April. Still had application pendings for Nurse Corps, but figured 50K tax free was a surer deal and better than no offer from nurse corps at the time. I accepted NHSC and withdrew application from nurse corps (as per the rules, accepting NHSC took me out of the running for nurse corps.) Towards the end of May, I received an email from HRSA telling me about the rural community LRP, inviting me to apply, said I could apply for both NHSC and RCLRP, that an offer for one wouldn't take me out of the running for the other. So, I scrambled to get the application done in time. Had to get my site approved, etc. Managed to get application in by July 18th for Rural Community. Shortly thereafter, my NHSC application went from 'Finalist - pending final review' to 'Under Review.' And RCLRP is still 'under review.' I'm pretty much dying slowly; I've called HRSA about the status change and was basically told 'They're still reviewing applications.' We've got to hear something definitive soon, right?
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Marcher4127, I currently live in the city I work, but unsure if that's considered permanent residence enough for nurse corps....it's gov't housing, so technically a rental. I have no idea if they pulled my credit...quite frankly, I don't check it anymore because I'm so behind on my bills, it would just freak me out :/ working on getting a 2nd job, but it's difficult when you live in the middle of nowhere. I'm not from a disadvantaged background. The email came from noreply@hrsa.gov Subject line was 'Confirmation of interest in a FY 2019 award' this past Thursday. "We have reviewed your FY 2019 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application, and you have been selected as a finalist for an award. Please note that this is not a guarantee of an award, as NHSC LRP awards are subject to the availability of funds . At this time, we are requesting that you confirm or deny your continued interest in a loan repayment award by 04/22/2019. Please log into your Application Portal Account to review the information you provided on your application and verify whether the information on the Confirmation of Interest (COI) is still accurate. If the information is correct, please check the "accept" box on the COI form." This seems really early to hear back, based on discussion board posts from years past but...I'll take it. I did _a lot_ of ruminating about this over the past two days...and actually wound up signing into the portal and accepting NHSC (PRAYING nothing happens to alter funding between now and award time). Things that swayed me: Tax Free; with NHSC (I believe) you can take up to 12 weeks FMLA (I'm older, but still trying to have a baby) per year without it affecting the contract, nurse corps is only 7 weeks; lump sum; preference for renewal in 2 years' time; the sheer fact that I don't have gambling luck and I was afraid if I turned it down I would not get an offer from Nurse Corps.
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    I'm in a real dilemma here, posting to see if anyone else in the same boat: FNP, currently working for IHS out in the SW. Been an RN since 2006, became FNP last June. I have an aneurysm-inducing student loan balance and have for over a decade. If I don't get some form of loan repayment I'll most likely go to the grave with student loans. I applied for both NHSC and Nurse Corps (first time for each, previously worked in places where this wasn't an option). Received an email yesterday that I've been selected as a finalist for NHSC and have to confirm interest by COB Monday. Which, I'm over the moon about. Only problem, if I confirm interest in NHSC I'm automatically taken out of the running for Nurse Corps. It's a matter of $50,000 (NHSC, tax-free [from my understanding], paid in one lump sum, preference for renewing in two years) versus $143,400 (Nurse Corps, 24 monthly installments, taxable, have read nightmare tax prep stories from recipients on discussion boards, unsure if I could even afford to pay the taxes on that, option to get another $59,750 after two years for a 1 year extension) for a 2-year commitment. Even though I'm a finalist for NHSC, there's no guarantee. I feel like I'm competitive for Nurse Corps, but also no guarantee. It seems in past years that, though there's definitely funding preferences, some people who seem highly eligible for Nurse Corps LRP are not awarded. FNP - Primary Care, HPSA Score 17, DTI 327% (no joke, no typo, my life is a ball of stress) Thoughts? Input? Anyone suffering same? Realize these are first world problems....but I've been in debt for so long, 50K is nothing to scoff at. Best of luck to everyone on this journey.....
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    Vanderbilt DNP Genetics Fellowship

    Hi all! Does anyone have any experience with this program (or university, as a nursing graduate student?) I worked in a clinical genetics lab after I graduated with a BA in biology; became an RN a few years later because I wanted to work with people not test tubes. My primary clinical experience is critical care, but I've also had roles in IV therapy, case mgmt, and apheresis. I'm set to graduate with an FNP (MSN) next May and am exploring career options. I'm _very_ interested in hearing any anecdotes anyone might have about Vanderbilt as a nursing graduate school (competitiveness of admissions; what life is like in the area [it would be a major move for me from Baltimore]) or their DNP genetics fellowship program. Appreciate any pearls of experience or wisdom. Thank you!
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