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05/05/2008 08:31 AM
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05/15/2008 09:43 AM

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  Nursing Scholarship Eligible Health Facilities
  What is an eligible health facility or critical shortage facility where Nursing Scholarship Program recipients can fulfill the service obligation?

The Nursing Scholarship Program does not decide where participants fulfill their service obligation to the program. Scholars are free to select any facility, in any U.S. State, District of Columbia or U.S. territory, that is one of the following:

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (including Look Alike Health Center)
  • Rural Health Clinic
  • Indian Health Service Health Center
  • Native Hawaiian Health Center
  • Hospital
  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Hospice Program
  • State or local Public Health Department including Public Health Clinic within the Department
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center

For the purposes of the Nursing Scholarship Program, all of these types of facilities have critical shortages of nurses and are eligible health facilities where Nursing Scholarship recipients can fulfill their minimum two-year service obligations.

Nursing Scholarship recipients are responsible for finding their own employment site and confirming its eligibility with the Program. The NSP reserves the right of final approval to ensure a scholar's compliance with statutory requirements related to the service obligation.

Nursing Scholarship recipients have up to 6 months from their date of graduation to
1) obtain a nursing license and
2) accept an offer of employment from an NSP approved facility.
Recipients have up to 3 months following the day of their acceptance of such job offer to commence full-time (or, if approved. part-time) clinical services at the facility.

For more information: Fulfilling the Service Commitment (Applicant Information Bulletin)

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