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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

January 2015
Learn About Loan Repayments

The 2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (EST). The NLRP is open to registered nurses and nursing faculty providing services in nonprofit hospitals, clinics, nursing schools and other facilities located in federally designated mental health or primary care HPSAs. Visit their web site to see more information. Please view the NLRP Fact Sheet to see, more information on whether you or your health care facility may qualify. You can also contact them by phone at (888) 221-9393 weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm EST.

Green and Blue NURSE Corps

The 2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

This Program helps address the shortage and distribution imbalance of nurses across the country by offering loan repayment assistance to registered nurses and advance practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working at health care facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing.

The 2015 application cycle is expected to be very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan Data System.

Available resources include the Application and Program Guidance, Application Checklist and the
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application and Program Guidelines Webinar.

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Webinar (Pre-Recorded)

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Conference Call #1

  • Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Dial-in number: 1-888-957-9878
  • Participant passcode: 5256022

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Conference Call #2

  • Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Dial-in number: 1-888-957-9878
  • Participant passcode: 5256022

We look forward to receiving your completed application.

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National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

January 2015
NHSC Corps Community Day Web Badge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST. The NHSC LRP is open to licensed primary care health care professionals including dentists (DDS or DMD), physicians (MD or DO), Certified Nurse Midwives, Physician Assistants, Registered Dental Hygenists, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Specialist, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors who are practicing at an approved site. You can view their web site to view additional information on the program. You can also contact them by phone at (888) 221-9393 weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm EST.

You may also contact our office at (801) 273-6618 (Erin Olsen) and we will be glad to assist you further or answer any questions.

NHSC Blue and Gold Iamge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST.

This Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. There are both full-time and half-time service options.

The 2015 application cycle is expected to be competitive. On average, it can take up to three weeks to complete an application so applicants are encouraged to apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan Data System.

Available resources include the Application and Program Guidance and instructions on how to apply.

Technical assistance provided by NHSC program staff is available during the following dates:

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #1
    February 18, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
    Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
    Passcode: 8081979

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #2
    March 11, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
    Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
    Passcode: 8081979


We look forward to receiving your completed application.

National Health Service Corps


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Rural Health Update

December 2014

Rural health updates and policy updates, read about funding opportunities and more…

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Let 3RNet make Recruiting to Rural and Underserved Areas easier - for FREE

January 9, 2015

3RNet.org is a nonprofit job board specifically geared to candidates interested in rural and underserved America.

By posting jobs on 3RNet through your state member's support, facilities gain access to over 43,000 actively registered candidates (we don't make cold calls ­ every candidate has chosen to sign up with us) and 300 new candidate registrations each month and 4,000 active job opportunities across the country.

Get started posting on 3RNet today
Go to https://www.3rnet.org/employer-registration. Fill out the form, selecting the state you wish to post jobs in and Click "Save Information". Once your application is submitted, it will go to the appropriate 3RNet organizational Member where it will either approve or deny your application based on their state criteria. You will be automatically notified via email, and if approved, jobs can be posted immediately.

If you have questions about the 3RNet site, you can contact them directly at www.3rnet.org or you can contact the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Ms. Erin L. Olsen, at 801-273-6618, elolsen@utah.gov.

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Congratulations!

September 26, 2014

State Primary Care Grant Program has awarded to 26 rural and urban agencies the amount of $1,897,689 to provide primary care, mental health, dental care services and referral services. For the complete list of the agencies please click here.


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New Website Launched

October 21, 2013

Take a look around and let us know what you think.