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Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2011

 

Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Chapter 575

Rule Caption: Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program.

Adm. Order No.: OSAC 2-2010

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-16-2010

Certified to be Effective: 11-16-10

Notice Publication Date: 10-1-2009

Rules Adopted: 575-080-0100, 575-080-0110, 575-080-0120, 575-080-0130, 575-080-0135, 575-080-0140, 575-080-0145

Subject: Provides loan repayments on behalf of nurse educators at nursing schools in Oregon who have earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited nursing education program.

      This was adopted by the Commission on October 23, 2009 but there was a delay in filing.

Rules Coordinator: Beverly R. Boyd—(541) 687-7394

575-080-0100

Definitions

For the purposes of the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program Services Program the following definitions shall be used:

(1) “Commission” means the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

(2) “Nurse Educator” means any person licensed under ORS 678.010 to 678.410 as a Registered Nurse and who has earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited nursing education program.

(3) “Qualifying Loan” means any loan made under:

(a) Programs under Title IV, Parts B, D, and E, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; and

(b) The Nursing Student Loan Program and Health Education Assistance Loan Program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

(4) “Teach Full-Time” means to teach for one academic year as defined by the hiring nursing school in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0110

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide student loan repayments on behalf of nurse educators at nursing schools in Oregon who have earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited nursing education program. OAR 575-080-0040(2).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 331, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0120

Administration

(1) The Commission shall be responsible for the administration of this program.

(2) The Commission shall be responsible for making such rules as are required for the administration of the program.

(3) The Commission shall establish in the State Treasury the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Fund, separate and distinct from the General Fund. SB 701

(4) The Commission may charge an annual administrative charge for servicing the Program.

(5) The Commission, in consultation with the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Oregon Center for Nursing, shall develop criteria to select program participants from the pool of eligible applicants.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0130

Application and Selection

(1) When funds are available, the Commission will provide application materials and information about the deadlines and selection process to interested individuals who have provided their names and contact information to the Commission and at the appropriate agency website.

(2) To be eligible to participate in this program a nurse educator employed by an Oregon nursing school shall submit an application to the Commission.

(3) Applicants selected for participation in this program shall sign an agreement with the Commission which sets forth the terms which the applicant must meet in order to qualify for benefits under this program.

(4) For purposes of selection, a selection committee, consisting of a representative each from the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Oregon Center for Nursing and other appropriate professional organizations will select participants annually.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0135

Selection Criteria

Selection of program participants will be made from the applicant pool of eligible nurse educators who teach full-time at nursing schools in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0140

Terms of Agreement

Nurse educators who are selected to participate in the Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Program shall agree that:

(1) A total of the nurse educator’s qualifying loan amount while in nursing school and in a teaching program shall be provided by the nursing educator. An annual repayment for this program will not exceed the lesser of 20 percent of this total or $10,000, as adjusted under subsection (5).

(2) Beginning the academic year following the execution of a Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Agreement, a participant agrees to teach full time for one academic year, as defined by the hiring nursing school in Oregon, for each year of repayment. Repayment will take place at the end of the academic year.

(3) Nurse Educators with a master’s degree may not receive more than three years of reimbursement.

(4) Nurse Educators with a doctorate degree may not receive more than five years of reimbursement

(5) On January 1 of each year, beginning in 2010, the Commission shall adjust the maximum dollar amount allowed under section (1) of this rule as a qualifying loan as specified in SB 701.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

575-080-0145

Cessation of Program Participation

(1) Program participation ceases when the participant can no longer teach full time at a nursing school in Oregon. Once the Commission is notified that the participant can no longer teach full time, the agreement signed by the applicant and the Commission will be considered invalid unless the participant qualifies under subsection (2).

(2) After consideration by the Commission, the Oregon Center for Nursing, the Board of Nursing and other appropriate professional organizations of a written appeal from the participant, an individual may remain a program participant although the participant may not teach full time.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348

Stats. Implemented: SB 701, 2001 OLA

Hist.: OSAC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-16-10

Notes
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