Nursing Faculty Loan Program application now open
Cindy Anderson, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs and educational innovation at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, announced that the Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) application process for the 2019-20 academic year is now open.
The NFLP, funded by a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides funding to eligible doctoral students who are interested in becoming an educator after finishing their terminal degree. The program was created to address the growing shortage of nursing faculty across the country. In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, this program authorizes cancelation of up to 85 percent of loans for a period of four years after graduation. Students who complete additional coursework through the college’s nurse educator certificate while enrolled in their doctoral program will receive distinct consideration.
You can find more details about the program, eligibility and a link to the application on the “Loans” page of the Ohio State University College of Nursing website. The deadline for applications and supporting materials is July 15, 2019.