It’s been well publicized in recent years that there has been a shortage of nurses in the United States. The number of students entering the nursing field has increased as a result. The pay and the job prospects are good, and those are big incentives in a time when jobs for new graduates are scarce and wages in general are stagnant. Add in the factor of many students carrying a large education debt load, and it’s easy to see the attraction of entering an in-demand profession.
After several years of increased enrollment among nursing students, the nursing shortage overall has eased up somewhat. However, there are still areas that are experiencing a nursing shortage. These are typically places like inner-city clinics, medical care facilities on reservations, and health care setups in remote regions.
To help solve this problem, government grant funding is being used to offer student loan forgiveness for nurses who agree to work in one of the areas of acute shortage for a minimum period of time. The name of this government grant program is the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program. Professional Registered Nurses (RNs) have the opportunity to have a portion of their student loans forgiven just for helping out in one of the areas of need.
Here’s what’s offered. For two years’ service, 60% of your student loans will be paid off for you. This is one of the best uses of government grant money, when two or more problems are solved at the same time with a single government grant. In this case, a government grant helps the nurse relieve her or his financial burden. It helps people in under-served areas get access to good quality, professional health care. It helps prevent pockets of poverty and sickness in communities across the country.
To find out how you can take advantage of this government grant, you can give a call to 800-221-9393 to find out how you can sign on. You’ll do some good for your pocketbook and some good for communities that need your professional care.