Application and Program Guidance - Bureau of Health Workforce

Jan 1, 2017 - Section 846 of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 297n), as amended. ...... Electronic signatures will not be accepted on the Authorization to ...
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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program Fiscal Year 2017 Application & Program Guidance January 2017

Please read the entire document prior to applying for the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Application Submission Deadline: February 23, 2017, 7:30pm EST U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, Maryland 20857 For Questions, please call 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET. Authority:

Section 846 of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 297n), as amended. Future changes in the governing statute, implementing regulations and Program Guidances may also be applicable your participation in the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program.

Table of Contents PROGRAM OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................................... 1 Introduction............................................................................................................................................................... 1 Benefits of the NURSE Corps LRP.............................................................................................................................. 2 ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS, AWARDS PROCESS and FUNDING PREFERENCES ............................................................ 3 Eligibility Requirements ............................................................................................................................................ 3 Qualifying Educational Loans.................................................................................................................................... 5 Eligible Services Sites ................................................................................................................................................ 6 Locating a Facility’s Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Score.................................................................. 10 Awards Process and Funding Allocations ............................................................................................................... 10 What to Expect after Submitting the NURSE Corps LRP Application .................................................................... 13 What to Expect after Receiving a NURSE Corps LRP Award .................................................................................. 14 SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................................................................. 15 Salary and Benefits.................................................................................................................................................. 16 Absences During Service Period ............................................................................................................................. 16 Continuation Contract............................................................................................................................................. 16 Transferring to a Different CSF or Eligible School of Nursing ................................................................................ 17 Breach of Contract .................................................................................................................................................. 18 Suspension and Waiver........................................................................................................................................... 19 Cancellation of Service Obligation.......................................................................................................................... 20 APPLY NOW.................................................................................................................................................................. 21 Tips & Important Dates .........................