Financial Aid and Loan Opportunities

Doctor of Nursing Science Scholars Program

The purpose of the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) Scholars program is to develop a community of DNS student-faculty scholars to collaborate in generation and dissemination of nursing science.

Eligibility to apply:
Students must have submitted their application to the DNS program (including having a Master’s degree in nursing) and be a resident of Louisiana.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The School of Nursing has received funding from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) for a Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Loans are available one year at a time. Up to 85% of the NFLP loan is cancelled for borrowers that teach full-time in a school or college of nursing for 4 years after graduation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States and its territories;
  2. Enrolled as a student in good standing in the DNS program at the LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing;
  3. Maintain enrollment for a minimum of 2 consecutive semesters (either full-time or part-time) during an academic year while receiving the NFLP loan support. The school will define “full-time or part-time” status for the program as recorded by the Registrar’s office.
  4. Complete 2 nursing education courses while enrolled in the DNS program to prepare for the nurse faculty role.
  5. Maintain “good academic standing” according to the SON’s criteria while enrolled in the DNS program; and
  6. Have no judgment liens entered against you as based on the default on a Federal debt, 28 U.S.C. 3201(e).

For more information and to request an application, contact Carly Pigg, Coordinator of Grants and Development, at or 568-4221. Applications should be submitted when you apply for admission to the program.