Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program

Application cycle: August 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018

Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment, the applicant must:

  • be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in California and have a BSN degree
  • be practicing as an RN providing direct patient care in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Health Professional Shortage Area - Primary Care (HPSA-PC), County, State, prison, or Veteran's facility
  • have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • be free from any other service obligation
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for one year
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by the application deadline

Those awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment may receive up to $10,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a one-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California.

Location eligibility search

Choose a program in the dropdown list. Enter an address into the search bar below to determine whether the worksite falls in a qualifying shortage area. If the worksite in question does not show as qualifying in the search bar, but is a veterans, county or state facility and/or federally qualified health center or Indian health center, it may also qualify. If this is the case, please contact a member of our program staff to verify.


This page was last updated on Friday, April 6, 2018.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 14,721 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $169.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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