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Minnesota Rural Public Health Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 6, 2023

Elizabeth Fenske and Tim Flynn


The Minnesota Public Health Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program offers loan repayment assistance to Licensed Registered Nurses (RN) with certificates as public health nurses who agree to serve in designated rural areas of Minnesota.

A designated rural area is defined as a city or township that is outside the 7-county Minneapolis/ St. Paul metropolitan area, excluding the cities of Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.


Licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who hold public health nurse certification are eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate diverse cultural competencies.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $6,000 per year with a maximum of $24,000.

Application process

A link to the application guidelines is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Apply using the online grants portal.

Tagged as
Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurses · Public health · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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