The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing has recently received two U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants to support students enrolled in advanced nursing degree programs.
Nursing Faculty Loan Program
The School of Nursing has successfully competed for increased funding from the Nursing Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for the 2016-17 academic year. The purpose of the NFLP, which began in 2003, is to increase the number of qualified nurse faculty by providing loans to part-time and full-time students enrolled in advanced degree programs. As a grantee, the School should continually recruit committed candidates, provide training to prepare students as qualified nurse educators and promote effective partnership activities to support NFLP graduates with obtaining employment. Students who participate in the program must include education coursework in addition to or as part of their degree program. After graduation, 85% of the total NFLP loan is forgiven over a consecutive four-year period while loan recipients serve as full-time nurse faculty at an accredited school of nursing. Individuals who have any questions about participating in this program should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Auria, Project Director.
Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
The School of Nursing has successfully competed for $349,960 of continued funding from the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) for the 2016-17 academic year. The AENT program provides grants to educational institutions that can provide traineeships to nurses who are pursuing advanced degrees as primary care nurse practitioners (NPs). Grantees must work toward increasing the number of NPs who are working in rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. Detailed information about program requirements and an application for the 2016-17 academic year will be sent out in early September. Individuals who have any questions about participating in this program should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Auria, Project Director, or Kathy Moore, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Services.