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2013 Session

Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

Department of Health

Item 289

Item 289

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Higher Education Student Financial Assistance (10800)$312,000$312,000
Scholarships (10810)FY2013 $312,000FY2014 $312,000
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $125,000FY2014 $125,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2013 $85,000FY2014 $85,000
Federal TrustFY2013 $102,000FY2014 $102,000

Authority: §§ 23-35.9 through 23-35.13, 23-37.1 through 23-37.5, and 32.1-122.5:1 through 32.1-122.10, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation, $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for five nurse practitioner scholarships pursuant to § 32.1-122.6:02, Code of Virginia.


B. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for nursing scholarships and loan repayments.  All financial incentives shall be awarded in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board of Health.  The department shall maintain an accounting of the numbers and amount of the awards made each year.


C. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for scholarships and loan repayments for nursing students pursuing an advanced degree towards becoming nursing faculty at the college level.  Priority shall be given to master's degree candidates who will teach in the community colleges.


D. The department may move appropriation between scholarship or loan repayment program as long as the scholarship or loan repayment is in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the Board of Heath.