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Funding by Topic: Nurses

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program
Grants to increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified as sexual assault nurse examiners, with a preference for projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments. The program goal is to train providers to conduct sexual assault forensic examinations, which provide for better physical and mental healthcare for survivors, better evidence collection, and higher prosecution rates.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Virginia State Loan Repayment Program
Educational loan repayment assistance for eligible healthcare providers in return for service in a medically underserved area of Virginia.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian Health Service programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP I)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Florida Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to nursing personnel who agree to serve in areas of Florida where there are critical nursing shortages.
Geographic coverage: Florida
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2018
Sponsor: Florida Department of Education
Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants
Grants to organizations working to implement educational, recruitment, retention, and related programs to meet pressing needs in Louisiana’s healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness
Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Maryland Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for Maryland residents who provide public service in Maryland, such as nurses, counselors, teachers, lawyers, therapists, and social workers that serve low-income, underserved, or underrepresented populations.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Missouri Health Professional Nursing Student Loans
Offers forgivable loans to students pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses or professional nurses in exchange for service in an underserved area in Missouri upon completion of education.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health