Program Description

The NFLP's purpose is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. The program is designed to prepare and train qualified nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increase the number of trained nurses entering the workforce. This goal is accomplished by supporting schools of nursing that prepare graduates to serve as nurse faculty. Schools are required to design and implement curriculum to prepare students to apply teaching strategies, develop curriculum for both classroom and clinical instruction, and be able to create effective methods for evaluation of student learning outcomes.

General Program Requirements

Successful NFLP applicants will demonstrate their capacity to:

  1. Design and implement nursing curriculum, prepare students to apply teaching strategies, and be able to create effective methods for evaluating student learning outcomes;
  2. Identify, recruit and provide NFLP loan support to advanced degree nursing students who are committed to obtaining a nurse faculty position. Institutions are required to have NFLP students (borrowers) sign a NFLP commitment letter stating their intent to obtain full-time faculty employment following graduation;
  3. Assist NFLP students with obtaining full-time faculty employment after graduation. Applicants must provide evidence of a collaborative partnership with entities that employ nurse faculty to increase networking opportunities for student borrowers, and must notify student borrowers of faculty positions in their region;
  4. Manage a NFLP loan fund; and
  5. Meet other program requirements as specified in Funding Opportunity Announcement(s).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please visit the HRSA Grants page.

Program Contact Information

Kristen Hansen
Project Officer

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.264
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)2,399
Length of Program1 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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