Creighton University College of Nursing is pleased to announce it has received a grant for student loan forgiveness for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) from Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is aimed at increasing the number of nursing faculty.
The grant provides loans for tuition, fees and textbooks for students enrolled in Creighton’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education track and the Post-Grad Certificate in Nursing Education. Loan recipients may have up to 85% of their loan forgiven by working full-time as a Nurse Educator after graduation. There is also an option for loan forgiveness for Nurse Practitioners who serve as full-time preceptors for NP students.
Anne Schoening, PhD, RN, CNE, associate professor and assistant dean for faculty development, serves as the track lead for the MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Schoening says the Master of Science in Nursing is a flexible online program that may be pursued part-time or full-time and offers a specialization in nursing education that allows graduates to work in academic or clinical settings.
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, also online, is open to those who already hold an MSN and offers a specialization in nursing education. Both programs include a teaching practicum in which students work with an experienced nurse educator.