Financial Aid

The Duke School of Nursing submits an application for traineeship grants to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services each year. If the application is approved and funded, traineeship awards are made to students according to traineeship guidelines. Current students are notified via email when traineeships become available.

Award amounts vary and are made on the basis of merit (e.g. BSN GPA, current GPA at Duke, GRE test scores) and financial need. Graduate students who have received need based scholarship awards from the School of Nursing are considered eligible to apply.

Traineeship Guidelines
  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien.
  2. Must be a full time Graduate (MSN or PMC) student or part time Graduate (MSN or PMC) student who will graduate in 2009 or 2010.
  3. Must be majoring in a primary care specialty. (e.g. family, adult, pediatrics, gerontology).
  4. Must intend to serve in a rural/underserved area following graduation.

Qualifying practice sites include:

  • Community Health Centers
  • Health Care for Homeless Grantees
  • Public Housing Primary Care Centers
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • National Health Service Corps Sites
  • Indian Health Service Sites/Tribal Health Sites
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
  • Nurse Shortage Areas
  • Ambulatory Practice Sites Designated by State Governors
  • Other Rural or Underserved Populations (Specify)
Next Steps:

The Duke University School of Nursing receives traineeship funding once per year.  When the funding is received, the school sends an invitation to all potentially eligible students with instructions that describe how to apply.