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NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master's level nurse practitioner degree.

Last updated: May 2017

Fields of Study:

  • Nursing


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Service
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Multi-year


  • May 

Special Considerations:

  • Extreme financial need

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Graduate


  • Tuition + fees + cost of books, clinical instruments and uniforms + $1,334 monthly stipend