By Senator Dial
RFD Health and Human Services
Rd 1 09-JAN-18
Under existing law, the Board of Nursing administers a loan-repayment program for advanced-practice nurses who contract with the board to work in medically underserved areas of the state after receiving their graduate degree as a certified registered nurse practitioner, a certified nurse midwife, or a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
This bill would authorize the board to award advanced-practice nurse loans to those nurses who have recently completed a graduate degree
program and immediately begin to practice in a medically underserved area of the state.