An Act To Increase Faculty in Maine Nursing Education Programs
Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §1019, sub-§§2 and 4, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 417, §1, are amended to read:
This bill amends the nursing education loan repayment program as follows:
1. It extends eligibility to apply to individuals who are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs;
2. It specifies that applicants must indicate an intention to work as full-time nursing faculty in a nursing education program in the State, and increases the required commitment from 3 to 5 years after acceptance into the nursing education loan repayment program;
3. It increases the maximum amount of loans eligible for repayment under the program from $4,500 to $30,000 for a master's degree, and from $6,000 to $60,000 for a doctoral degree.