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Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is proud to offer the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professionals (BHPr) in an effort to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. These loans, with an annual limit of $35,000 for a maximum of five years, are made available to eligible students enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral Nursing program who intend to secure full-time employment as nurse educators upon graduation. The funds are intended to cover the cost of attendance including the cost of tuition, fees, books, and other reasonable education expenses. Following graduation from the nursing program, up to 85% of the loan principal and interest will be cancelled in exchange for the loan recipient’s service as a full-time nursing faculty at a school of nursing, with a certain percentage cancelled each year for up to four years. A commitment to complete four nurse educator courses in addition to the required courses for the intended degree program prior to graduation is required.

Application

Students interested in securing full-time employment as nurse educators upon graduation are encouraged to complete the application packet, including the application, self-certification, and statement of understanding, and submit it to the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs at the following address:

  • Completed application packets can be dropped off in person in room 260 Procter Hall.
  • Completed application packets can be mailed to:
    University of Cincinnati
    College of Nursing
    PO Box 210038
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
    Attn:  Office of Student Affairs.

Students enrolled in Distance Learning programs must ensure that all signatures are notarized prior to submitting applications. Applications received 6 weeks prior to the term for which you are applying for funding will be reviewed and decisions will be made prior to the start of the term for which you are applying for funding. Applications received less than 6 weeks prior to the term for which you are requesting funding may be deferred to the following term. 

Questions?

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