Did anyone here of this????

  1. My niece works at a children's hospital in the NICU. She told me that she had her student loans 'forgiven' because there is such a shortage and also the government is helping with housing, ie, helping with downpayments. (I don't need a house!) But the student loan thing would be nice! I guess the hospital or facility you work in has to be in desperate need of nurses and participate in this program.

    Do any of you know anything about this?

    Cindy
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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Yes I did. There was a paper hanging up at work about it and I wrote down the web address for the online application, but I've misplaced it. I'll get it again today and post it here if still needed.

    It's available to all RN's with outstanding school loans, but those in counties determined to have a nursing shortage are given first priority. It listed the ones in Ohio.

    Heather
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I should add, I do not know if it is specific to Ohio, or everywhere.

    Heather
  5. by   Mkue
    Heard of this in Ohio also !
  6. by   renerian
    Wow............if someone can find the link I would like to email my son who is now in school. He has partial student loans.

    renerian
  7. by   emily_mom
    This is also in WI, but no one seems to know much about it. Most of the hospitals in my area offer it, but the state also does. They just don't promote it....

    Kristy
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    it is nationwide...NRSKAREN posted about it..look under nurse activism forum...think it's the nurses reinvestment act...
  9. by   sunnygirl272
  10. by   WashYaHands
    http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm

    Deadline for application is March 31, 2003

    Linda
  11. by   CANRN
    Thanks you guys!!

    Heather, we work in the same county so I may qualify! Oh My Gosh, how great that would be!!!!
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by CANRN
    Heather, we work in the same county so I may qualify! Oh My Gosh, how great that would be!!!!
    You work in Lucas County?

    But, Lucas County IS NOT one of the ones determined to be in a nursing shortage. It was mostly outlying counties.

    I forgot to make a copy of the paper, didn't have time. May not be a shortage in Lucas County, but there sure was one on my unit today.

    Heather
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    This is also in WI, but no one seems to know much about it. Most of the hospitals in my area offer it, but the state also does. They just don't promote it....
    Which is exactly why I considered applying for it even though my county wasn't a priority. Sounds like not too many people know about it.

    Of course, now 24,000 more people just caught wind of it and will farg up my chances.

    Heather
  14. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    You work in Lucas County?

    But, Lucas County IS NOT one of the ones determined to be in a nursing shortage. It was mostly outlying counties.

    I forgot to make a copy of the paper, didn't have time. May not be a shortage in Lucas County, but there sure was one on my unit today.

    Heather
    For FY 2003, the following types of facilities have been determined to have a critical shortage of nurses:
    ......
    Hospital - Any public or nonprofit private or for profit private entity that is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of physicians, to inpatients (a) diagnostic services and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis, treatment, and care of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or (b) rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.
    ...... [/quote]

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