Nearly 2,500 nurses and healthcare workers across Indiana who work the night shift will receive care packages from WGU Indiana in recognition of their hard work.
State director of the prelicensure nursing program at WGU, Lisa Eagans, said the care packages will be assembled this week and delivered Nov. 7 to partner hospitals. That’s when the clocks roll back for Daylight Saving Time and workers on the night shift work an extra hour.
“This is for every one that is there, it’s not just for nurses, ” Eagans said. “We are really trying to target those bedside providers,” Eagans said.
This is the 9th ninth year for the effort in Indiana. WGU is expanding it regionally for the first time this year to several states including Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
The initiative comes as health care professionals continue to feel the emotional and physical toll from the COVID -19 pandemic.
WGU is also offering night shift scholarships for up to $4,000 for WGU students. Applications are due Dec. 31st.