Educational Benefits for PEF/Registered Nurses

Contact: Nursing Recruitment
Location: Room 1414
Phone: (315) 464-4810
Fax: (315) 464-6145
Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER) Tuition Benefits

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Workshops for PEF-represented Employees

The Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) is a statewide professional development program that utilizes private and public colleges and universities, professional associations, consultants, and for-profit companies to develop and deliver workshops. The PSWP program is designed to meet the professional development needs of employees, maintain and increase the professional competencies of employees, and enhance preparation for employees' promotional opportunities. Offerings include non-credit workshops and courses ranging from a half-day to several days in length addressing a range of current needs and issues.

SUNY Employees log in using the SUNY Portal (Directions for logging in using the SUNY PortalPDF IconExternal Icon ). In the Employee Services Protal, click the tab to E-Business Services and then click the link for SLMS - Statewide Learning Management System.

For help logging in, contact the SLMS Help Desk at 518-473-8087, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, or email at

Registered Nurses-NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (formerly Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program)

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program puts registered nurses (including advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty) on a rewarding career path while paying off 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans in just 2 years and an additional 25 percent of the original balance for an optional third year. NURSE Corps members enjoy the same the competitive pay and benefits negotiated with their employer as non-members.

Applications are accepted once each year. Before you apply, please read the Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 33 pages; updated annually)PDF IconExternal Icon carefully. The application includes a contract that obligates you to serve 2 years at the critical shortage facility listed in your application if you are selected to participate in the program. If you are selected and you do NOT fulfill that obligation, you will face serious financial consequences.