- There shall be established in the District of Columbia ("District") a Nurses Training Corps ("Corps"), which shall provide financial aid to District residents desiring to obtain a Licensed Practical Nurse ("LPN") certificate or an Associate of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
- The financial aid provided by the Corps shall include tuition and may include the following:
- The reasonable cost of textbooks and supplies;
- The reasonable transportation costs to and from classes;
- The reasonable cost of child care while attending classes; and
- A stipend to help defray the cost of reasonable living expenses for full-time enrolled students.
- In exchange for financial aid, the student shall contract to work for D.C. General Hospital, the Department of Human Services, the Office on Aging, or other District agencies or facilities as designated by the Mayor for a specified number of years after completion of the agreed nursing education.
- The basic criteria for selection to the Corps shall include the following:
- Bona fide residency in the District for 2 years immediately prior to application to the Corps;
- Stated interest in nursing and public service in the field of nursing within the District;
- Financial need; and
- Admission to an accredited program of nursing study within the District.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 31-2601.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 7-32 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-146, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 16, 1987, and June 30, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 23, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-60 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
Law 7-104, "Nurses Training Corps Establishment Act of 1987," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-346, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on Nov. 24, 1987 and DeC. 8, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on DeC. 22, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-124 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.
DC CODE § 38-1501
Current through December 11, 2012
(Oct. 9, 1987, D.C. Law 7-32, § 2, 34 DCR 5312; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 11, 35 DCR 147.)