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 CalREACH 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.
This page was last updated on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.
HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.