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Nursing Resources

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Funding Available for Potential Nursing Faculty

Information about funding available to students interested in becoming nursing faculty is provided here. Funding is available from a variety of sources such as scholarships, fellowships, tuition assistance, and loan programs


USG Sponsored Programs

USG Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Description
The Board of Regents is committed to helping full-time employees pursue growth and development. Tuition remission is available to all full-time (100% work commitment) employees who have been employed with the University System Office for at least six (6) months prior to the application period and are working towards a degree at one of the thirty-five (35) participating University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. Tuition and most fees are waived for up to eight (8) hours per semester.
Award Details
Up to 8 academic semester credit hours per semester
Eligibility
Full-time benefits eligible employees of the USG who have successfully completed at least 6 months of benefits eligible employment with the USG.
Deadline
Each “teaching institution” will establish its TAP employee registration period. This period will begin immediately after the end of the “teaching institution’s” regular student registration period.
Website
http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program_tap/

STEPS Initiative (Supporting Technologically Enhanced PhD Studies)

Description
In 2006, the STEPS project was initiated. This is a partnership between sister-institutions within the University System of Georgia (USG) and is aimed at keeping master’s prepared faculty members connected with the USG institution where they currently teach while allowing them to attain their PhD in Nursing at Georgia State University. The STEPS project allows participating faculty members to remain in their “home” institution, take their doctoral classes online, and continue to provide leadership and didactic classroom stability at home.
Award Details
In the STEPS project, funding is given directly to the “home” institution. The PhD Student and the program dean/director collaborate to determine how to best utilize the funding to support the individual’s doctoral studies, preferably through the hiring of PTI(s) to release the PhD student (faculty member) from clinical teaching to pursue doctoral work. Funding for the first year is $25,000 and $10,000 for the second year. The clinical “buy-off” requires the student to be involved in fulltime doctoral studies for two years. At the end of two years, core course work has been completed and the financial support is then transferred to another cohort of students.
Eligibility
Master’s prepared nurse faculty members at USG institutions who are pursuing a PhD in nursing at Georgia State University.
Deadline
Project budget is typically due in August for Fall term and typically due in January for Spring term.
Website
http://chhs.gsu.edu/nursing/

Georgia Specific Programs

Georgia Student Finance Commission

Description
The Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) will manage this unique graduate education service cancelable loan program designed to encourage Georgians to enter - and remain in - the nursing education profession. Students may borrow money from GSFA in order to enroll in a graduate-level educational program at a public or private Georgia university, which will prepare the student to serve on the faculty of a Georgia public or private school of nursing (LPN, ADN and/or BSN). After completion of the graduate-level education program, the student has two options: (1) serve as a faculty member in Georgia in a board-approved LPN, ADN and/or BSN nursing program for a designated number of years to “cancel” the loan debt; or (2) repay the loan plus interest, just as one would repay any other student loan. Recipients must teach for 1 year for every $2,500 they received through this program, with a maximum of five years to repay the loan.
Award Details
A maximum of $10,000 may be awarded to a loan recipient pursuing a Doctoral or Masters Degree. A maximum of $5,000.00 may be awarded to a loan recipient enrolled in a Post Masters program not leading to a Doctoral Degree. Semester awards will be based on the number of credit hours in which a loan recipient is enrolled each semester. The award per semester is $2,500.00 for a student enrolled for 9 hours or less, and $3,333.00 for a student enrolled for more than 9 hours.
Eligibility
Be a legal resident of Georgia; * Be a registered nurse in good standing with the Georgia Board of Nursing; and * Be admitted for regular admission into a graduate school of nursing or doctoral educational program in Georgia, as detailed below, which will lead to the student securing the necessary qualification to serve as a nursing faculty member at a Georgia school providing education for LPNs, ADNs and/or BSNs.
Deadline
June 1 of each year
Website
http://gacollege411.org/finaid/loanprograms/nursing_faculty_program.asp

GHA Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program

Description
The Georgia Hospital Association Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program is funded from an endowment administered by the Georgia Hospital Association Education and Research Foundation. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to nursing students seeking an advanced degree that will enable the recipient to be employed as Nursing Faculty in an Educational Institution in the State of Georgia.
Award Details
A maximum of $15,000 may be awarded to a scholarship recipient pursuing a Doctoral or Masters Degree.
Eligibility

To be considered for the scholarship under this Program, the applicant shall:

  • Be a nurse registered and in good standing with the state board that licenses nursing in the State of Georgia;
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia for at least 12 months prior to the term for which you are seeking aid;
  • Be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien who meets the definition of an eligible noncitizen under Federal Title IV requirements;
  • Be admitted into a graduate school of nursing in an educational institution in the State of Georgia. The educational institution must be qualified to prepare the recipient to be employed as a member of nursing faculty at an educational institution whose students will qualify to be Registered Nurse (RN) through completing an Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Be admitted fully into the Educational Program Provisional or conditional acceptance will not qualify a student to be a scholarship recipient.

Be receiving the Nursing Faculty Service Cancelable Loan administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

Submit an acceptable Level 2* Criminal Background Check.

Deadline
The GHAREF will accept applications until July 1st of each year.
Website
http://www.gha.org/Keyissues/Scholarship2.pdf

Other Programs

SREB Doctoral Scholars Program – 5 year package.

Description
The Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program was developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation. It is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions.
Award Details
The Doctoral Scholars Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of tuition and fees (in-state and out-of-state, unless an institution prohibits a fee waiver), an annual stipend of up to $15,000, professional development, and expenses associated with attending the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
Eligibility
This award is for scholars who are just beginning (within the first year) their doctoral program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins.
Deadline
The GHAREF will accept applications until July 1st of each year.
Website
http://www.sreb.org/programs/dsp/dspindex.asp

SREB Doctoral Scholars Program – Dissertation Year Award

Description
The Dissertation Year Award offers a one-year package of direct program support.
Award Details
Each recipient is awarded one year of tuition and fees, a $15,000 stipend, a $500 research allowance, and expenses associated with attending the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. Awardees are also eligible for support to present original research through the Professional Development Fund.
Eligibility
This award is for scholars who have completed all course work comprehensive/preliminary exams and defended their dissertation prospectus, or will before the academic year begins.
Deadline
Typically due in April
Website
http://www.sreb.org/programs/dsp/process/about_the_program.asp

Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowships

Description
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is pleased to announce that the application for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship is now available. If you are a licensed registered nurse and are looking to pursue a prestigious career in nursing education, then take advantage of this unique scholarship opportunity.
Award Details
Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500. Funding can be used to pay tuition, academic fees, and books for the Fall 2009, Spring 2010, and Summer 2010 semesters only.
Eligibility
Eligibility criteria include but are not limited to: documented academic excellence, financial need, commitment to the nurse educator role and plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program.
Deadline
March 6, 2009
Website
http://www.nsna.org/foundation/scholarships/pon_fellowship.asp

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Description
Through this program, the Secretary of Health and Human Services enters into an agreement with schools of nursing to create a student loan fund to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. Institutions make loans from the fund to students enrolled in an advanced degree nursing program with an education component that will prepare them to teach at a school of nursing. Loan recipients who complete the degree program may cancel up to 85% of the loan in exchange for service as full-time nurse faculty.
Award Details
The FLRP will provide funds to participants to repay their outstanding qualifying educational loans. FLRP will pay up to $20,000 a year in return for a two year service commitment obligation, based on the participant’s outstanding balance of eligible educational loans (the maximum amount is $40,000 for 2 years). Participants should also receive matching funds from their employing educational institution. All payments made to the participant must be used to repay the approved eligible educational loans during his/her contract period.
Eligibility

To be eligible the applicant must:

Be from a disadvantaged background, be a US citizen, Have completed, or be in the final year of training, in an eligible health profession, Have an employment commitment from an eligible college or university for a full-time or part-time faculty position for a minimum of 2 years, Have an agreement with the eligible (accredited) college or university for equivalent loan repayment, Be currently repaying eligible undergraduate and/or graduate health professions educational loans.

Deadline
Typically due in July.
Website
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/flrp/

AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

Description
AfterCollege, the leading employment website for nursing/allied health care students and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer this new scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education programs.
Award Details
Scholarships will be in the amount of $2,500.
Eligibility
Nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree program in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Deadline
The deadlines for 2008 are January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.
Website
http://go.aftercollege.com/events/AACN/2006/index.cfm