HRSA Opens 2020 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications through Thursday, March 12, 2020. Nurse Corps supports registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and nurse faculty by paying up to 85% of their unpaid nursing education debt. In exchange, participants serve for at least two years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or an eligible school of nursing in the case of nurse faculty. Before you apply, learn about application details including eligibility and service requirements in the 2020 Application and Program Guidance. Program highlights for 2020 include:

  • To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, special funding has been provided for psychiatric nurse practitioners. Learn more by listening to a previously recorded webinar
  • To increase the field strength of nurses that provide maternity care to women living in rural and underserved communities, there is a percentage of Nurse Corps funds dedicated to nurses specializing in women’s health

Before you apply, read the annually updated Application and Program Guidance. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the Nurse Corps contract, which outlines the requirement for fulfilling your minimum two years of service at an eligible critical shortage facility.