At a time when many cities are struggling to meet the growing demand for qualifies nurse professionals, the state of Oklahoma is pushing the envelope and helping those closest to home. Nursing students in the state are now able to apply for state-funded financial aid for nursing school programs that will lead to quality nurses in the state. While most financial aid packages must be repaid by students once they enter the workforce, the state is incentivizing students to fill the void in Oklahoma. As long as students choose to remain in the area, the financial aid moneys do not need to be repaid.
“OKLAHOMA CITY — The State of Oklahoma is committed in helping provide well-trained nurses through the Physician Manpower Training Commission Nursing Student Assistance Program.
This year, approximately 250–300 nursing students will be helped by scholarships funded through the Oklahoma State Legislature. This program has helped over 5,900 nursing students and has provided nurses to all 77 counties in Oklahoma with an emphasis placed on the rural communities.
The Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program, established by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1982, provides financial assistance to as many nursing students as funds allow.
If a scholarship recipient works as a nurse in Oklahoma upon graduation, the financial assistance does not have to be repaid. Financial assistance is available for selected qualified students pursuing Licensed Practical Nurse, Associates Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing degrees. To qualify, student must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the State of Oklahoma, and be accepted into an accredited nursing program.
An application is available on the web-site of the Physician Manpower Training Commission. The web-site is www.pmtc.ok.gov. Applications have also been provided to all nursing schools, hospitals and nursing homes in the State of Oklahoma for distribution. For…” Read More: Applications available for financial aid to nursing students
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