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Loan Repayment

Nevada faces a severe physician and healthcare provider shortage. Don’t let the fear of financial burden stop you from pursuing your passion. We have numerous opportunities for loan repayment which can be found below:

Nevada Health Service Corps | University of NV, Reno
  • A practitioner may enter into the NHSC by engaging in full-time clinical practice in an assigned medically-underserved community in exchange for loan repayment funds.
  • Eligibility: physicians (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), registered nurses (RN), advanced practice registered nurses (NP), dentists, (DDS, DMD), certified nurse midwives (CNM), pharmacists (PharmD), marriage and family therapists (MFT), clinical psychologists (PhD), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSW).


Keith Clark, Director of Rural Programs

(775) 327-5070 ext. 6

National Health Service Crops and Nurse Programs

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) funds loan repayment and scholarship programs to assist states with recruitment and retention of health care providers, based on federally designated health professional shortage areas (HPSA). The Primary Care Office (PCO) serves as a liaison for the state, to conduct program outreach and to help facilities achieve and maintain status as approved NHSC sites to host providers participating in these programs.

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Let the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program help! They will provide loan repayment to nurses who serve at least two years at a critical shortage facility in a high need area or accredited school of nursing in a U.S. state or territory. By serving for two years, you would receive up to 60% of your unpaid nursing education debt. If you serve a third year, you could receive up to 85% of your unpaid debt. The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program application will open soon!

Prepare to Apply:

Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible. 

A. You must be a:

  • Licensed registered nurse;
  • Advanced practice registered nurse, such as a nurse practitioner; or
  • Nurse faculty member

B. You must have received your nursing education from an accredited school of nursing

C. You must currently work full-time in or have an offer letter from:

  • An eligible critical shortage facility in a high need area (RNs, APRNs)
  • An accredited school of nursing

Step 2: Learn how to apply.

Review our application website and subscribe to receive email updates.

Step 3: Gather your documents.

These include, but are not limited to, your: resume/CV; proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Residency Status; student loan documentation; and nursing school transcripts.

Pennington Rural Health Services Loan Repayment Program | State of NV

Loan repayment for healthcare practitioners willing to serve in rural, underserved communities.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If you’re employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the PSLF Program.