2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Accepting applications through March 28

The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program supports registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty by paying up to 85 percent 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, for nurse faculty, at an eligible school of nursing.

Before you apply, learn about application details including eligibility and service requirements in the 2019 Application and Program Guidance.

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New in 2019! The Nurse Corps anticipates making up to 10 percent of loan repayment awards to psychiatric nurse practitioners, highly skilled specialists who are on the front lines helping combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants include:

  • licensed registered nurses;
  • advanced practice registered nurses, including psychiatric nurse practitioners; or
  • nurse faculty members with qualifying nursing debt.

Applicants must have received nursing education from an accredited school of nursing located in a U.S. state or territory and work full-time in an eligible Critical Shortage Facility in a high need area (for RNs and APRNs); or an accredited school of nursing (for nurse faculty).

Application Help

Need help with your application? Attend one of our technical assistance calls.

Technical Assistance Call #1
Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance Call #2
Thursday, March 21, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Be on the lookout for dial-in information, as well as, helpful application tips and technical assistance opportunities on our Nurse Corps Facebook page!For additional application questions, call 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET.

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