Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program (California)

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To Be Eligible …
  • 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.

Loans That Qualify
  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Nursing Student Loans (NSL)
  • Private loans
  • State loans
  • Institutional loans
Next Steps

You may apply via CalReach.

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