Regis College has received a more than $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to help offset tuition costs for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates and close the nursing educator gap across the country.
Through the NFLP program, DNP graduates can have up to 85 percent of their loan repayment cancelled over four years while serving as a full-time faculty or preceptor at an accredited school of nursing. NFLP loans of up to $35,000 a year are available for up to five years per student.
“It is wonderful to be able to fund tuition assistance to over 100 DNP educators and preceptors during the upcoming academic year,” said C. Andrew Martin, the Regis College NFLP project director and an associate professor of nursing. “I wish this loan program had been available to me during my DNP journey to become a full-time nurse educator.”
Regis has been the recipient of the NFLP award for more than a decade. Nationally renowned for the Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing, Regis adds more than 600 new nurses to America’s health care workforce each year.
“After almost 30 years of clinical nursing experience, I recognized my passion for teaching,” said Rebecca Cave ‘21. “The Nurse Faculty Loan Program provided me the opportunity to advance my degree and pursue a career in academics. I can now give back to a profession that has served me well.”