HAMPTON, Va. (June 14, 2018) — Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery (PI), Professor of the Department of Graduate Nursing Education in the Hampton University’s School of Nursing, has been awarded a $200,486 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The grant’s purpose is to help increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed to address the nursing workforce shortage for the academic year 2018-2019.
“This grant will solely advance the future goals for the nursing graduates from Hampton University,” said Hampton University President Dr. William H. Harvey. “There is an obligation and a promise to provide our students with the best education that will later be useful in the workforce, and we are appreciative of every opportunity given to us that will help our students be the best they can be.”
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a loan forgiveness program that trains various qualified nurse educators to increase the number of trained nurses entering the workforce and to help fill faculty vacancies. The NFLP requires schools to create, implement, and maintain efficient strategies in support of graduates in pursuit of nursing degrees. By improving training of graduate students, the nursing workforce will be positively impacted.
“In our School of Nursing, funding for this program has been ongoing since 2003,” said Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery, Professor of the Department of Graduate Nursing Education in the Hampton University’s School of Nursing. “There is a high level of student interest in the program each year. Many of our graduates have careers as nursing faculty and nursing administrators combined with nursing research. I am pleased to be a part of this history of funding.”
To learn more about this program, please contact Hampton University’s School of Nursing at (757) 727-5251.