The purpose of this program is to assure an adequate supply of appropriately trained professional nurses. Encourage persons from populations that are currently underrepresented in the nursing profession to enter that profession. Encourage professional nurses to work in medically underserved areas.
Persons participating in this program shall be persons who agree in writing prior to graduation to serve in an eligible county health facility, an eligible state-operated health facility, a health workforce shortage area, or a California nursing school, as designated by the director of the office. Persons agreeing to serve in eligible county health facilities, eligible state-operated health facilities, or health workforce shortage areas, and master's or doctoral students agreeing to serve in a California nursing school may apply for scholarship or loan repayment.
Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units, or its equivalent until program completion. Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Graduate after June 30, 2022. Be free from any other service obligation. Be willing to work in a Medically Underserved Area for twelve (12) months.
Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Registered Nurse Shortage Area (RNSA). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any State, County, Veteran, or Correctional Facility qualifies as well as Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
How to Apply
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