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Nursing Student Assistance Program

Sponsor
Sponsored by the State of Oklahoma through the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

Objective
To provide assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN degrees and who are interested in practicing nursing in Oklahoma communities, with emphasis placed on rural communities.

Eligibility
Applicant must have been unconditionally admitted as a student in an accredited program of nursing study. Applicant must be legal resident of Oklahoma. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

Amount of Loan
Matching Scholarship (Annual Minimum)
All levels of nursing $500/$500

Matching Scholarship (Annual Maximum) Non-Matching (Annual)
LPN $1,750/$1,750 LPN $1,750
ADN $2,000/$2,000 ADN $2,000
BSN/MSN $2,500/$2,500 BSN/MSN $2,500

Obligation
Loan is forgiven if nurse fulfills work obligation of one year for each year of financial assistance at an approved health institution of nurse's choice.

Liquidated Damages
If the nurse decides not to fulfill the required work obligation by practicing nursing in the sponsoring community or in the State of Oklahoma, the nurse will be required to repay the principal amount plus 12% interest and possible liquidated damages of up to 98% of the principal.

Contact
Michelle Cecil, Nursing Program Coordinator
Physician Manpower Training Commission
5500 North Western Avenue, Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 843-5667 * FAX (405) 843-5792
michelle.cecil@pmtc.ok.gov

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