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.
There is hereby created the Registered Nurse Education Program within the Health Professions Education Foundation. 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 currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in California and have a BSN degree Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week Be in good standing with the California Board of Registered Nursing Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution Be free from any other service obligation Be willing to continue working 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.
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