Amid the regional and national nursing shortage, Regis College has received $63,546 for the university’s Nursing Student Loan Program (NSL). The NSL fund now totals over $900,000 dollars, which will be distributed to qualified students of Regis’s graduate nursing programs throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. The purpose of the NSL is to increase the number of qualified nurses within the healthcare profession to address the nursing workforce shortage.

“Investing in nursing education is a critical step in combating the shortage of nurses. With this funding, Regis can provide tuition assistance for those with a goal to earn a graduate degree in nursing who will provide compassionate care to those in need of care,” said Dr. Kim Chapman, DNP APRN FNP-BC assistant professor and project director of the Regis NSL.

This is the second consecutive year that Regis has been the recipient of NSL funding, allowing the university to distribute over $1 million to graduate nursing students over a two-year period. Nationally renowned for the Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing, Regis adds more than 900 new nurses to America’s health care workforce each year.

The Young School of Nursing offers specialized programs for students at all levels in their careers, from undergraduate to doctoral students. Learn more about the university’s nursing programs here.