Nursing Awarded $300,000 in Federal Funds
Seton Hall University College of Nursing was recently awarded more than $300,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which will be used to fund tuition and fees for nursing students pursuing graduate degrees who plan to become faculty members at an accredited school of nursing.
The dedicated monies are part of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), which is a partial loan forgiveness program for students who graduate and serve as full-time faculty for the requisite time period. Eligible students must already be registered nurses (RNs), have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and be taking at least 6 credits in two consecutive semesters of a graduate program which prepares them to be nurse faculty. The loan recipients may cancel 85 percent of the loan over four years, in return for serving full time as faculty in any accredited school of nursing.
The purpose of the NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty which will, in turn, facilitate the education of nurses needed to address the nursing shortage in the United States. The eligible programs offered at Seton Hall include the following:
Health Systems Administration
Case Management/Health Systems Administration
Nurse Practitioner Tracks:
Adult/Gerontological: Primary or Acute Care
Pediatric Primary Care
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.
Please visit us at www.nursing.shu.edu to learn more.
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