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Nurse Faculty Loan Program for New DNP Students

Belmont University School of Nursing is pleased to offer the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for qualified new students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. The purpose of the NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty and nurse practitioner preceptors. The NFLP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

After graduation, 85% of the total NFLP loan is forgiven over a consecutive four-year period while loan recipients work in a nursing faculty or FNP preceptor role in a full-time capacity. This includes the following:

  • Employment as a full-time nurse faculty at an accredited school of nursing (i.e., baccalaureate or higher degree, associate degree or diploma schools of nursing)
  • Employment as a part-time faculty member at an accredited school of nursing in combination with another part-time faculty member role
  • Employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), where the FNP is a full-time preceptor for nurse practitioner students. The health facility will need to sign off on the Certification of Employment form or the loan recipient will need to show proof of the educator role with documents such as the job description when submitting the annual loan cancellation paperwork. Additionally, the School of Nursing for which the FNP is a preceptor will need to sign off on the Certification of Employment form.
  • Combination of positions such as a full-time or part-time role in a health care setting where the role has some component of providing education to nurse practitioner students AND teaching as an adjunct at a school of nursing at least once a year. The educational component in a health care setting will include serving as a clinical preceptor. The role does not need to include “educator” in the title. The health facility will need to sign off on the Certification of Employment form or the loan recipient will need to show proof of the educator role with documents such as the job description when submitting the annual loan cancellation paperwork. Additionally, the School of Nursing for which the FNP is a preceptor will need to sign off on the Certification of Employment form.
  • Who is Eligible
  • Loan Disbursement
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Repayment & Interest
  • Application Process
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