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Kaiser IONE Forgivable Loan and Scholarship

Forgivable Loan

This forgivable loan is available only for Kaiser employees interested in the RN to BSN program or MSN program. 

  • Forgivable loan of up to $10,000
  • 13% tuition discount from CSUSM
  • Eligibility criteria*
    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA  
    • Meets program admission criteria
    • Agrees to work for Kaiser for two years after completion of the program
  • Application process
    • Students should indicate on the application they are interested in the forgivable loan program AND provide us with an employment verification letter from HR.  Students should contact their medical center’s HR department and request a letter indicating the following:
      • Current Kaiser Permanente Employment
      • Status (Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem, On Call)
    • Funding (Kaiser Foundation Hospital or Southern California)
    • Students who have already submitted thier application can use the link below to apply for the forgivable loan and provide the verification letter.

Forgivable Loan Application

In addition to the forgivable loan amount of up to $10,000 you may also be eligible for a Kaiser employee reimbursement for up to $3,000 per year. You will need to contact Kaiser regarding this tuition reimbursement program, which is separate from the IONE program listed above. 

*Nurses who work in the emergency room, outpatient, clinics, or other entities are not eligible.   


This scholarship is available only for nurses in Southern California County Hospitals interested in the RN to BSN program. Kaiser employees are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • $5,000 scholarship
  • 13% tuition discount from CSUSM
  • Two applicants per cohort will be selected  
  • Eligibility
    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Meets program admission criteria
    • Agrees to work for a county hospital for two years after completion of the program
  •  Application process
    1. Click the link below to complete the scholarship application;
    2. Upload your scholarship application within the Program Materials section of your program application (RN to BSN);
      • If you have already successfully submitted your program application for the RN to BSN program; please email your completed application to Within your email please provide your first name, last name, Student ID, and state that you are applying to the IONE Scholarship. Please note, if you fail to provide any of the aforementioned information you may not be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship Application