UW-System Student Health Care Worker Incentive Program Now Live
The University of Wisconsin System (UW System) is offering incentives
for students with nursing skills and other health backgrounds to work on the front lines of Wisconsin’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
UW System students meeting the program’s eligibility requirements can receive a $500 tuition credit for working in a clinical setting for at least 50 hours between Dec. 1, 2020 and Feb. 1, 2021. This includes students qualified to work in inpatient units and emergency departments, including nurses, nursing assistants, techs, and EMTs. The goal of the program is to increase the labor pool for hospitals struggling to meet staffing challenges under COVID.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) is partnering with UW System to maximize the potential of this program for Wisconsin hospitals. Anyone interested in participating should contact WHA Senior Vice President of Workforce and Clinical Practice Ann Zenk
for additional details.
This story originally appeared in the December 30, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter