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Funding available to pursue graduate nursing education at Saint Xavier University

Nurse Faculty Loan Program for R.N.’s with B.S.N. who want to teach

Chicago (April 28, 2008) Baccalaureate-prepared nurses who are interested in teaching in a school of nursing should contact the Saint Xavier School of Nursing to learn more about the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.  

Saint Xavier University is a participant in the NFLP, a federal program that provides tuition support for nurses pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing. After completing the M.S.N., students who receive funding through NFLP teach four years in a school of nursing, after which 85 percent of the loan is forgiven. 
Students complete the SXU Clinical Nurse Leader track and three additional courses in nursing education. The entire program takes approximately three years to finish. SXU currently has eight students supported by NFLP scheduled to graduate in December 2008. Applications are being accepted now for new students who meet the admission criteria, which include a B.S.N. degree and current licensure as a registered nurse. New students may begin the program in fall 2008 or spring 2009 semester. 

For further information regarding admission criteria and application for the NFLP, contact Michele Poradzisz, Interim Associate Dean of the graduate program, at 773-298-3708 or email poradzisz@sxu.edu. 

"There is a serious shortage of nursing school faculty, and this is expected to continue for several years,” Poradzisz said. “This is an excellent opportunity for nurses whose career goals include teaching to obtain a master's degree and the preparation they need to be faculty in a school of nursing.”


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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