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Nursing News


June 05, 2020  / Tags: FGCU Faculty, FGCU NURSING, HRSA, FEDERAL GRANT, Marieb College, NURSE EDUCATOR


Dr. Elizabeth Murray MSN Nurse Educator Program Director, Edith Potter Deats Professor in Nursing, and Associate Professor was awarded $678,109.00 HRSA grant for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) partial loan forgiveness program made possible by a federal government grant.

According to HRSA:

The purpose of the NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancelation of up to 85% of any such loan (plus interest thereon). Additional information regarding the NFLP can be accessed on the HRSA NFLP webpage.

The goals of the NFLP are to decrease the financial barrier of serving as nurse faculty through loan cancelation and to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty nationwide.

Congratulations Dr. Murray for securing this substantial loan support for qualified nursing faculty nationwide!