Nevada Health Service Corps
The Nevada Health Service Corps (NHSC), established in 1989, was created to designate areas of under service within the State and match practitioners to those areas of need. Rural communities in Nevada are particularly lacking in health resources and support. To encourage a practitioner to practice and serve underrepresented communities in Nevada, health professionals may enter the NHSC by engaging in full-time clinical practice in an assigned community in exchange for loan repayment funds.
Candidates in the following health professions and who meet licensure standards in Nevada with no restrictions upon their DEA certificate are eligible to apply:
- MD Doctors of Allopathic Medicine
- DO Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
- DD General Practice Dentists
- NP Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners
- NM Certified Nurse-Midwives
- PA Primary Care Physician Assistants
- DH Registered Clinical Dental Hygienists
- CP Clinical or Counseling Psychologists
- CSW Clinical Social Workers
- PNS Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
- MHC Mental Health Counselors
- LPC Licensed Professional Counselors
- MFT Marriage and Family Therapists
Loans That Qualify
- Stafford loans
- Grad PLUS loans
- Consolidation loans
- Perkins loans
- Private student loans
- Institutional loans
- State loans
Candidates may apply for the NHSC at any point during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30.) by contacting Program Coordinator, Keith Clark. Decisions are made on an annual basis unless funding becomes available at other times. Typically awards are made during July and August of each year.
You must apply to the Nevada State Office of Rural Health.
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