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National Health Service Corps Site Application Cycle Opens

March 2015

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application Cycle opens Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site. You can view their web site to find out actual deadline dates.

Please feel free to contact Erin Olsen at 801-273-6618 if you have any questions.
NHSC Blue and Gold Iamge

The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application cycle opens on Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site.  Currently there are more than 9,200 NHSC clinicians and more than 15,000 NHSC-approved health care sites providing healthcare in urban, rural, and frontier areas located throughout the Country.

The benefits of becoming an approved NHSC-site are many including access to NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program providers who are currently seeking employment at NHSC-approved sites.  Sites can also utilize the NHSC Jobs Center, where NHSC-approved sites post job openings and site profiles to attract the attention of more than 17,000 unique visitors each month.  In addition, NHSC-approved sites can participate in NHSC Virtual Job Fairs, which provide NHSC-approved sites the opportunity to recruit providers in a cost effective manner since interaction is facilitated online via the internet and phone.

When the cycle opens on March 31, facilities will submit an NHSC Site Application through the Bureau of Health Workforce Program Portal. Below are several resources potential NHSC site applicants may find helpful:

We appreciate your continued support with helping us to spread the word among your constituents!

The National Health Service Corps


New 3RNet Video Link

February 2015

As a core function of the Primary Care Office and State Office of Rural Health, getting jobs posted on the 3RNet site is paramount to success and exposure. More jobs on the site means more candidates finding YOU, and ultimately more candidate registrations. Last year, the jobs the 3RNet posted most were in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. During that same time, the specialties/professions with the most candidate registrations were Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants. If you are looking for a certain candidate, it is crucial to have quality jobs for them to look at as an incentive to register with YOUR employment site. To help get the word out to facilities about posting job opportunities on 3RNet, the 3RNet has created a short video that walks facilities through the registration process.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Office at 801-273-6618 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Good Luck in you search for qualified candidates!!


Rural Health Update

February 2015

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 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 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 or you can contact the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Ms. Erin L. Olsen, at 801-273-6618,

3RNet flier


New Website Launched

October 21, 2013

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