The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained Licensed Vocational Nurses to provide direct patient care in medically underserved communities in California.
Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment may receive up to $6,000. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation. Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.
Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week Be working in a qualified facility Be in good standing with California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians 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), 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, Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers qualify as well. State, County, and Correctional Facilities may qualify as well as long as in a qualified Shortage Designation.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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