NFLP is a federal program designed to increase the number of nursing students who pursue careers as full-time faculty teaching in schools of nursing. Full-time or part-time graduate students who plan careers as nurse faculty are eligible to apply and may be eligible for up to five years of financial support (contingent upon ongoing federal funding and therefore subject to change). The NFLP loan may not exceed $35,500 per student for any academic period.
The NFLP student borrower must complete the UB School of Nursing(SON) Education Advanced Certificate Program prior to graduating from the program. Contact Student Services for more information and to register for this certificate.
The graduate is required to obtain full-time nurse faculty employment within 24 months following graduation (this is part of the COVID-19 emergency relief measures and may change in 2022). Faculty positions may be in any state and at any accredited nursing program. Up to 85% of the total loan amount will be forgiven if the graduate works full time for four years in a nurse faculty position.
NFLP covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, lab expenses and other reasonable educational expenses.
Funding cannot be approved for the following:
School of Nursing students are eligible to apply if they are committed to assuming a full-time faculty role upon graduation. All applicants will complete a brief essay demonstrating their commitment to the nurse faculty role. NLFP loans will be awarded for a full academic year until funds are expended. Priority will be given to full-time students and students who already have received NFLP support and those who do not have funding from other sources. NFLP funds are limited; students will be funded as the amount currently in our account permits.
Eligibility requirements for new and continuing applicants:
At this time, only students enrolled in the PhD program are eligible to apply.
Recipients are responsible for registering for coursework or fulfilling other teaching activities that may be required. The SON is not responsible if students neglect to complete required courses or maintain participation in teaching activities.
The University must stop disbursement if the borrower fails to meet the above requirements; withdraws from the institution; fails to meet the academic standards of the institution; or requests to terminate participation in the NFLP program.
Awards will cover as many qualified students as possible until funding is depleted.