The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of studyLearn more about this agency
leading to a Master of Science in Nursing, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.This program will help
alleviate the health care workforce shortages in VA by obligating scholarship recipients to complete a
minimum of 2.5 year service obligation at a VA health care facility after graduation, passing licensure/
certification, and completing a 12 month psychiatric mental health NP residency.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing scholarship opportunities for U.S. citizens seeking Masters Degrees of Nursing- Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. The Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP) awards scholarships to students pursuing a program of study leading to a Masters Degrees of Nursing- Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to increase the supply of Mental Health Nurse Practitioners for VA and the Nation.
The Scholarship awards provide for the payment of a monthly stipend, tuition, required fees, and other reasonable educational expenses, including books and necessary equipment. The benefits are exempt from Federal taxation.
Awards of scholarships under the HPSP are subject to the availability of funds, and VA may award a full-time student a scholarship for a maximum of 4 years. VA may also award a part-time student a scholarship for a maximum of 6 years.
After completion of their education, participants must serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of two years in nursing service with direct patient care in the participant's discipline in an assignment or location determined by VA while participating in the HPSP. This obligated service would begin on the date on which the participant obtains any required applicable credentials and when appointed as a full-time clinical VA employee in a position for which the degree prepared the participant.
Other terms and conditions apply. For more information on this program, please visit VA Careers at http://www.vacareers.va.gov
Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Consideration Requirements: Application, Academic Verification, Recommendations, Resume, Transcripts, Declaration for Federal Employment (Not completing any of the required documents is justification for non-consideration)
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documentation is submitted. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in not being considered.
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