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Federal Nurse Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Nursing is the key federal focus for nursing education and practice. The Division provides national leadership to assure an adequate supply and distribution of qualified nursing personnel to meet the health needs of the nation. The strategic goals include the following:

  • Increase access through improved composition and distribution of nursing workforce.
  • Increase diversity and cultural competence in nursing workforce.
  • Enhance nursing workforce data and analytic activities.
  • Improve the quality and outcomes of nursing education and practice.
  • Provide public information and technical assistance relating to the nursing workforce.

The following federal programs have been made available to ensure an adequate supply and distribution of nurses across the country:



For more information, please contact the Health Systems Management section .