National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) wishes our partners a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Thank you for your dedication to working with the NHSC to help provide primary care services to communities with limited access to health care.

With just a few weeks remaining in 2012, we want to remind you that there is still time to participate in the "BCRS Recruitment Challenge" and help spread the word about our upcoming 2013 program applications cycles so we may continue to bring talented and passionate professionals into the Corps.  If you are working with providers who are interested in and may benefit from loan repayment, tell them to mark their calendar for the 2013 NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle, which will open in early 2013. Providers can find out more information about the NHSC LRP at and sign up for an email notification when the cycle opens. They can also check out NHSC member stories and member videos to learn more about a day in the life as a Corps member.

1.      Also, new opportunities to apply for the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) will be available in early 2013. Please share this opportunity with nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse faculty who are interested in loan repayment. Nurses can find out more information about NELRP at and sign up for an email notification when the cycle opens. For every conversation you have with your network, please enter the information into the Ambassador Portal under the title "BCRS Recruitment Challenge." The Challenge ends on December 31.

Thank you for your commitment to serving the Nation's underserved communities.

Rebecca H. Spitzgo
Director, National Health Service Corps