Arkansas Graduate Nursing Education Student Loan and Scholarship Program
The Arkansas Graduate Nursing Education Student Loan and Scholarship (AGNSLS) Program, Act 1468, was originally established in 1995 and is designed to increase the number of advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators in the state of Arkansas. The AGNSLS program is an excellent opportunity to help fund your graduate nursing degree while meeting the health care needs of Arkansas and/or addressing the nursing faculty shortage.
Students who receive nursing loans during Graduate School may have these loans converted to scholarship grants according to the terms of the loan. The Advanced Practice Nurse or Clinical Nurse Specialist student can fulfill the payback terms by practicing full-time as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist in a community in Arkansas, by serving as a nurse administrator in an Arkansas complex health care agency, or by working at the ADH one year for each year of the loan. Nurse educator students can fulfill the payback terms by teaching full-time in an Arkansas nursing school, one year for each year of the loan.
Application for Spring 2017 will be available May 15, 2017.
Deadline for the application is June 16, 2017.
UAMS College of Nursing
4301 West Markham, #529
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone (501) 686-5374