National Health Service Corps Full-Time Clinical Practice –working a minimum of 40 hours per week in a clinical practice, for a minimum of 45 weeks per service year, in an NHSC-approved service site. Part-time (Half-Time) Clinical Practice –working a minimum of 20 hours per week in a clinical practice, not to exceed 39 hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks per service year, in an NHSC-approved service site. Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program Full-Time Service Working as an RN or APRN at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) for a minimum of 32 hours per week, or Working full-time (as defined by the employer) as a nurse faculty (NF) member for a minimum of nine months per service year at an accredited public or private nonprofit eligible school of nursing, for the time period specified in the participant’s contract, with no more than 35 workdays per service year spent away from the service site for vacation, holidays, continuing education, illness, maternity/paternity/adoption, or any other reason. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Full-Time Clinical Practice –a minimum of 32 hours per week. At least 26 hours per week must be spent providing clinical services or direct patient care at the approved site. The remaining six hours may be spent on administrative or other non-clinical activities. Part-Time Clinical Practice –a minimum of 16 hours per week and up to a maximum of 31 hours per week. Participants wishing to serve part-time must first obtain approval from the HHS Secretary or his/her designee and must extend their service obligation so that the aggregate amount of service performed will equal the amount of a full-time service obligation. At least 80% of the hours each week must be spent providing clinical services, or direct patient care, to patients. For example, a nurse scheduled to work 20 hours per week must spend at least 16 hours per week providing clinical services.