Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Who may apply?
To be eligible for the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment, the applicant must:
- be currently licensed and practicing as:
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
- be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
- be working in a qualified facility
- be in good standing with California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
- have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
- be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
- be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months
- complete and submit your application through OSHPD Funding Portal by the application deadline
Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment may receive up to $6,000. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation. Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Health Professional Shortage Area - Primary Care (HPSA-PC). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any state, county, veteran, or correctional facility qualifies as well as Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. See chart of qualified designations associated with Vocational Nursing.
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.
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This page was last updated on Friday, April 6, 2018.
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.