Registered nurses in Nebraska may qualify for up to $100,000 in student loan relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is offering an incentive program providing up to $100,000 in student loan payments for bachelor’s level registered nurses.

Registered nurses who agree to work at nonprofits or National Health Service Corps sites in federally designated shortage areas will qualify for the repayment program.

The Nebraska state loan repayment program of NHCS offers loan repayment assistance for primary care, dental, and mental health professionals who agree to practice for a minimum of two years at an NHSC site in Nebraska.

The length of participation is capped at four years.

Starting this year, awards are also available for pharmacists and registered nurses.  Registered nurses must have bachelor’s level training.

Doctors, dentists, and pharmacists are eligible for up to $50,000 in loan relief per year, while other medical professions are eligible for up to $25,000 per year.

Applicants must have employment confirmed at a site in a qualifying shortage area before submitting an application. For more information on how to apply for these programs, and the qualifying shortage areas and sites, please click here.

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