Oregon Nursing Services Program

State of Oregon
Type Scholarship
Amount -
Duration Year

New applications are posted in July.


The Oregon Nursing Services Program is designed to recruit registered nurses (RNs) to the designated critical nursing shortage areas and specialties throughout Oregon. Participants receive annual payments toward the debt incurred during their professional nursing program in exchange for qualifying service. Annual employment verification is required.
Students enrolled in the last year of an RN program, recent RN graduates, and RNs currently practicing may apply. Oregon residency is not required when applying. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are not eligible to apply.


Contact the Commission to let them know you are interested in applying to the program. Then, when an application is mailed to you during application season, complete an application and return it to the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) postmarked no later than the specified deadline. Please be complete in your responses.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information


Rachel Cummings
Oregon Student Assistance Commission
State of Oregon
HERO Recruitment Services, Oregon Health & Science University, Office of Rural Health – L593, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201-3098
Phone: 503 494 8685
Fax: 503 494 4798
Email: rachel.b.cummings@state.or.us