Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
Prior to becoming a participant in the General Assembly Nursing Scholarship
program, the applicant shall enter into a contract with the commissioner
agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the scholarship is
For each $2,000 of
scholarship money received, the participant agrees to engage in the equivalent
of one year of full-time nursing practice in a region with a critical shortage
of nurses in the Commonwealth. The recipient shall notify the department,
within 180 days of being awarded a nursing diploma or degree, of the type of
nursing practice to be performed and give the name and address of the employer
for approval. Voluntary military service, even if stationed in Virginia, cannot
be used to repay the service obligation required when a scholarship is awarded.
The participant may request approval of a change of practice
site. Such requests shall be made in writing. The department in its discretion
may approve such a request.
C. If a participant fails to complete his
studies, the full amount of the scholarships or scholarships received, plus the
applicable interest charge, shall be repaid. A recipient may terminate a
contract while enrolled in school after notice to the board and upon repayment
within 90 days of the entire amount of the scholarship plus interest.
D. If upon graduation a participant leaves
the Commonwealth or fails to engage or ceases to engage in nursing practice in
a region with a critical shortage of nurses in the Commonwealth before all
employment conditions of the scholarship award are fulfilled, the participant
shall repay the award amount reduced by the proportion of obligated years
served plus the applicable interest and penalty.
E. All default payments shall be made payable
to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Admin. Code §
VR355-40-02, eff. January 14, 1983; Amended,
Register Volume 32, Issue 10, eff.
Statutory Authority: § 32.1-122.6:01 of the Code of