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2016 NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Cycle Now Open!

The 2016 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please refer to the 2016 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements. NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation.

Eligible Applicants

  • U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
  • begin classes no later than September 30
  • free from any Federal judgment liens
  • free from existing service commitments
  • not delinquent on a Federal debt

Selection Criteria

Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited nursing program or nurse practitioner program as full-time students.

Participants receive:

  • tuition
  • eligible fees
  • other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
  • monthly stipend of ($1,330 for the 2016-2017 academic year)

Technical Assistance

Applicants are encouraged to participate in the application technical assistance conference call with program staff detailed below. Applicants are also encouraged to view the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program 2016-2017 Application Technical Assistance Webinar with more information on the application process and service requirements. 

Live Q & A Conference Call

Saturday, April 30, 2016
2:30pm to 4:30pm ET
Dial in: 1-888-790-3148 
Passcode: 2128624


     NHSC Scholarship Program Application Cycle Now Open!

Accepting applications through April 28, 7:30 p.m. ET

2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 433 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Scholarship

Program application. You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. For each year of financial support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community across the nation.


Service begins upon graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that is right for them. When in service, scholars earn a market-rate salary, paid by the employing facility. Scholarship payments other than the living stipend are federal income tax-free.


The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.



NHSC Scholarship Program Technical Assistance Conference Call
April 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Number: 1-888-566-6151 Passcode: 9730122



Save the date for the IHCP first-quarter provider workshops


The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will offer provider workshops around the state in March and April.


·         IHCP Provider Reference Modules (replacing current provider manuals)

·         Medical Policy Manual overview

·         Enrollment revalidation

·         Hoosier Care Connect copayments

·         Advanced practice nurses (APNs) as primary medical providers (PMPs)

·         Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) POWER Account debit card program

        .       Provider Healthcare portal registration overview  (replacing Web InterChange later this year)

Details about the information to be covered in each session are available on the Provider Education page at under First-Quarter IHCP Workshops. To register, visit the Workshop Registration page at If you register online, you will receive immediate confirmation.


HIP 2.0 is turning one in less than two weeks! Since January 27, 2015, HIP has expanded from approximately 60,000 to more than 356,000 members. Why not plan an event to commemorate the anniversary and reach even more eligible Hoosiers? Email with your celebration plans and ideas. You can even invite state officials such as FSSA Secretary Dr. John Wernert, State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams or Indiana Medicaid Director Joe Moser to participate in your activities.



NHSC Loan Repayment Application Now Open

Accepting applications through April 5, 7:30 p.m. ET

2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF -401 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your Loan Repayment Program application.

Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high-need, underserved area. The payment is free from Federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service so you can more quickly pay down your loans. Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas.

After completing your initial service commitment, you can apply to extend your service and receive additional loan repayment assistance.

The amount you receive and length of your commitment depends on where you serve (service at sites in higher need areas yields greater loan repayments). It also depends on whether you select the full-time or half-time option. See the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 401 KB) for details. See if your site is already approved at the NHSC Jobs Center.

The NHSC gives priority consideration to eligible applicants whose NHSC-approved site(s) has a HPSA score of 26 to 14, in descending order, until funding is exhausted.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Conference Calls
February 25, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
March 10, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Dial in: 1-888-566-6151
Participant passcode: 4221465



Essential Learning Online Staff Training

Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Essential Learning, a leader in the field of online continuing education, to offer IPHCA providers with the opportunity to launch Elevate™ LMS – customized organizational training site. IPHCA is proud to offer this training opportunity for all our members. We offer CEs, CMEs and a variety of courses in dental, medical, clinical and general workplace skills like supervision and management.

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