Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program (BSNLRP)


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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Loan Repayment Program (BSNLRP) increases the number of appropriately trained Registered Nurses providing direct patient care in a qualified facility in California.  

“I was still paying a student loan from when I obtained my BSN degree, and I did not want to put myself in further student loan debt until my current loan was paid off. I applied for the BSNLRP and was blessed with the award in 2018. I am currently in school pursuing my next career and cannot express enough how grateful I am to have received this award from this incredible foundation.”

Angelica Verduzco, 2018 BSNLRP Awardee


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Provider Eligibility Requirements

  • Possess a valid and unrestricted professional license to practice your profession in California
  • Have a BSN degree
  • Be in good standing with the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Not have any other existing service obligations with other entities, including other HCAI programs
  • Not be in breach of any other health professional service obligation
  • Have unpaid educational loans
  • Commit to providing a twelve-month service obligation in a medically underserved area
  • Provide 32 hours or more per week of direct patient care


BSNLRP participants must possess an active and valid license (without restrictions or encumbrances) to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Practice Site Eligibility Requirements

Providers must work in one of the following eligible geographic or site designations:

GEographic designations

  • Health Professional Shortage Area-Primary Care (HPSA-PC)
  • Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA)
  • Registered Nurse Shortage Area (RNSA)

Find out if your practice site is located in a Qualifying Geographic Designation.

Site Designations

  • County Facility
  • Correctional Facility
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) (see HCAI’s FQHC list)
  • Native Indian Health Center
  • State Facility
  • Veteran’s Facility

Debt Eligibility


  • Qualified Lender: Qualifying commercial lending institutions are those subject to examination and supervision by an agency of the United States, or by the state in which the institutions have their place of business.
  • Loans (government and commercial) obtained from a qualifying lender for undergraduate and graduate health profession degrees.
  • Consolidated and or refinanced educational loans that clearly delineate the original loans and the degrees conferred.


The following types of debt are not eligible for loan repayment under the BSNLRP:

  • Parent PLUS loans
  • Loans in default
  • Loans repaid in full
  • Credit card debt
  • Loans not in the provider’s name
  • Personal lines of credit
  • Consolidated with mortgage loan
  • Consolidated with loans owed by another person

Award Amounts

The maximum award amount for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program is $10,000. HCAI may award full, partial, or no funding to an applicant based on the applicant’s success in meeting the selection criteria, and the amount of available funds.  Applicants will not be awarded more than their total educational debt left on their loan balance.

Applicants may be awarded up to three (3) times.

Additional Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • Contact Us

    Email: BSNLRP Support

    Phone: (916) 326-3640