Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The HRSA NFLP is awarded on a year-to-year basis. All current funds for Academic Year 2021-2022 are spoken for by present participants in the NFLP program, but we are very hopeful our grant will be renewed with additional funding this summer. Please note that students currently receiving NFLP funding and those who are in the MSN Teaching/Learning Track take priority when fielding loan applications, as this program is specifically to increase nursing faculty in the academic setting and requires recipients to obtain full-time nursing faculty employment within a year of graduation for a minimum of four years.

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HSRA) Health Workforce grant received by the University of North Alabama. The purpose of the NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to part-time and full-time students enrolled in UNA's Anderson College of Nursing & Health Professions graduate programs. Teaching-Learning Track, Nurse Leadership Track, or the Family Nurse Practitioner Track students committed to become nurse faculty are eligible for the NFLP. After graduation, 85% of the total NFLP loan is forgiven over a consecutive four-year period of full-time employment as a nurse faculty at an accredited school of nursing. Faculty positions may be in any state and at any accredited nursing program.

MSN graduate students are eligible to apply, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Committed to the course of study and becoming full-time nurse faculty post-graduation
  • Enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in an ACONHP graduate program (MSN-Teaching/Learning, MSN- Leadership, Post-Master's Certificate, or MSN-FNP)
  • Remain in good academic standing by maintaining a 3.0 minimum GPA
  • A U.S. citizen or a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
  • Enrolled for a minimum of two consecutive semesters (either full-time or part-time) during the academic year while receiving NFLP loan support.
  • Complete the NFLP application and return to nflp@una.edu
  • Complete a FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

To learn more about the NFLP, contact Dr. Stephanie Clark at nflp@una.edu