On episode 185, the RNFM Radio crew discuss money, student loans, college tuition and income, especially in relation to the recent news that government in the United Kingdom are considering doing away with “nurse bursaries”, programs that provide grants and stipends to nursing students. Protests are popping up around the UK, and it’s clear that the times are changing socioeconomically around the world. What’s happening where you live and work?
Meanwhile, we’re aware that the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program is open for applications once every year, with the 2016 cutoff for applications being February 25th at 7:30pm ET.
From the Nurse Corps website:
The 2016 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America’s neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own.
NURSE Corps members help to create healthy communities in poor urban and rural areas as they build their own fulfilling and productive careers.
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program sets registered nurses (including advanced practice registered nurses and nursing faculty) on a rewarding career path while paying off 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans in just 2 years – plus an additional 25 percent of the original balance for an optional third year.
In return, NURSE Corps members fulfilling a service obligation at one of the thousands of eligible nonprofit hospitals, clinics, nursing schools and other facilities located in designated mental health or primary medical care Health Professional Shortage Areas across the U.S.
NURSE Corps members enjoy the same competitive pay and benefits negotiated with their employer as do non-members.
If relative cost of living is something you want to have more information about, you can compare cost of living in various cities around the US or around the world on this website.
We send our best wishes to our friends, colleagues, and listeners in the UK and around the world; we’d love to hear from you about your specific situation, what’s happening in your country, city, or region, and how finances, loans, and money have affected you and your career.
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