Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

A Loan Forgiveness Program for Qualified Nurses

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How the NFLP Can Help You

The NFLP is a loan forgiveness program designed to increase the number of trained nurses entering the nursing education workforce and to help fill faculty vacancies with qualified nurse educators. Qualifying NFLP students may receive loans up to $35,500 per year for up to 5 years for tuition and fees as well as books and software.

South University students awarded NFLP funding may be forgiven for up to 85% of the loan in return for working 4 years as a

  • Full-time faculty member in an accredited school of nursing,
  • Part-time faculty member at an accredited school of nursing in combination with another part-time faculty position or part-time clinical educator/preceptor position at an accredited health facility affiliated with an accredited school of nursing that together equates to full-time employment

Eligible Nursing Students

Students in the following South University programs may be eligible to apply*:

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

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*See full eligibility and conditions requirements in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program Memorandum of Understanding. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Benefits of our Nursing Programs

South University can help you grow on your journey as a healthcare provider. Whether you’re just getting started in the field or ready to advance your career, our nursing programs give you the opportunity to develop as an individual, student and nurse while working one-on-one with faculty who are invested in your success.
Positive Career Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nursing careers are both projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations from 2018 to 2028.
Top Ranking Health Care Job

According to US News and World Report, Nurse Practitioner is ranked as a Top 5, and Registered Nurse is ranked as a Top 15 Health Care Job.

Flexible Offerings
Our nursing programs are offered Online, at one our 8 campuses or 2 learning sites, offering both day and evening options to fit your schedule.
CCNE Accredited

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (

120 Years of Excellence
Across our university’s 120-year story—past, present and future—South University has stood apart as a place for our community members to call home, a place where anyone can belong, believe and become.

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Tasha Hott, MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, Online Class of 2017
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