Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program

Application cycle: August 1, 2017 – October 16, 2017

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment, the applicant must:

  • be currently licensed and practicing as:
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
  • be working in a qualified facility
  • be in good standing with California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
  • have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
  • be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
  • complete and submit your application through OSHPD Funding Portal by the application deadline

Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment may receive up to $6,000. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation. Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Health Professional Shortage Area - Primary Care (HPSA-PC). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any state, county, veteran, or correctional facility qualifies as well as Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. See chart of qualified designations associated with Vocational Nursing.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program Map

Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Licensed Vocational Nursing Loan Repayment Program. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: county facilities, veterans facilities, correctional facilities, federally qualified health centers and indian health centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

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