2018 Delaware Code
Title 14 - Education
Subchapter III Professional Incentive Programs
§ 3421. Delaware Nursing Incentive Program.

Universal Citation: 14 DE Code § 3421 (2018)

(a) Purpose — It is the intent and purpose of the General Assembly through this subchapter to enable and encourage academically talented Delawareans to pursue nursing careers at State-operated hospitals.

(b) Awards

(1) Awards shall be provided for undergraduate education at regionally accredited institutions of higher education or accredited hospital schools of nursing for the following objectives:

a. A course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, if the award recipient is a registered nurse employed by this State, and also has 5 years or more of state service; or

b. For all other recipients, a course of study leading to certification as a registered nurse or practical nurse.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, awards may be made available, on a prorated basis, to employees of the State who are enrolled as part-time nursing students.

(3) The Delaware residence requirement shall not apply to any employee of the State who is enrolled as a part-time nursing student and who has 5 or more years of state service.

(c) Repayment and forgiveness

(1) For the purposes of this program, qualifying employment shall be employment as a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse at a state-owned hospital or clinic.

(2) Loans will be forgiven at the rate of 1 year of employment for 1 year of loan.

66 Del. Laws, c. 214, § 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 64, §§ 1-4; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 73 Del. Laws, c. 188, § 1.

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