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Posted on Jul 13, 2015 |

MSJ Loan Opportunity for Nurses Who Want to Teach

MSJ Loan Opportunity for Nurses Who Want to Teach

Twenty graduate students studying nursing at Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi/Cincinnati can receive grants covering tuition, room and board if they intend to teach nursing.

Twenty graduate students studying nursing at Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi/Cincinnati can receive grants covering tuition if they intend to teach nursing. Photo by Irene Kurhan, courtesy FreeImages.

A $200,000 for tuition and fees will allow 20 Mount St. Joseph University graduate nursing students who want to teach.

 

Students in the school’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are eligible for loans from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The loans, which will begin this academic year, cover the cost of tuition, fees and “other reasonable education costs” for eligible students.

 

Up to 85% of the loan can be forgiven for student who complete their degree program and teach full-time at an accredited school of nursing.

 

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for nurses interested in advancing their nursing careers who want to be nurse educators and contribute to healthcare in a different way,” said Dr. Darla Vale, dean of health sciences at the Mount.

 

“The nursing field faces a significant shortage of nursing faculty who are expected to retire in the coming years. Financial aid to support nurses’ goals of advancing their degrees is very beneficial to them and to helping the nursing profession.”

 

Vale says students accepted into the Mount’s program by August 1 will be given priority. To be considered, students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) and indicate their commitment to pursuing a career in nurse education.

 

“The Mount has a rich history in nursing and providing innovation, high quality nursing education,” said Nancy Hinzman, DNP, the Mount’s MSN/DNP program director. “The NFLP will allow the Mount to expand our MSN and DNP programs with more students and course options.”

 

The Mount will hold an information session for any MSN and DNP candidates to learn more about the programs on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 pm in the Seton Center.

 

For more information about the NFLP and the Mount’s graduate nursing programs, send an email to nancy.hinzman@msj.edu. To register for the loan information session, send an email to mary.brigham@msj.edu.

 

Located in Delhi (OH), Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university associated the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. It provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility

 

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