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Nursing Program Receives Grant Funding for MSN Students


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Southwest Baptist University has once again received grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that Master of Science in Nursing students can access to cover a significant portion of their tuition. The HRSA provides funding to accredited nursing programs that offer advanced degrees. 

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) was created to increase the number of nursing faculty to aid with healthcare workforce shortages.  Students who participate in the program are eligible to apply for forgivable loans that can cover up to 85% of their tuition in exchange for a commitment to work as a nurse educator post-graduation in academic centers or patient care settings. 

“We are thrilled provide our MSN students access to this grant funding and to be part of the effort to train nursing educators who will develop the next generation of nurses,” said Dr. Brittney Hendrickson, Dean of SBU’s Mercy College of Health Professions.  

SBU’s Master of Science in Nursing program has a flexible degree path including an individualized plan to help each student reach their goals in an online format. The Nurse Educator  track  provides  students with a foundation in masters level nursing content areas, including leadership, evidence-based practice, informatics, and statistics. The nurse educator specific courses are focused on adult learning and teaching strategies in conjunction with classroom, simulation, clinical, and online practicum experiences 

Current and prospective MSN students interested in learning more about the NFLP funding can find details on the SBU website at