UW System nursing and pharmacy students working at COVID vaccine sites eligible for tuition credit

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Some UW System nursing and pharmacy students will be eligible for a $500 tuition credit if they work at COVID-19 vaccination sites. 

UW System President Tommy Thompson made the announcement Friday, Jan. 29. 

“UW nursing and pharmacy students are needed on the front lines of vaccination activities throughout Wisconsin,” President Thompson said. “This $500 tuition credit will assist our students in serving in clinical, campus, Tribal, and other community settings. UW nursing and pharmacy students exemplify the new Wisconsin Idea – where there’s a challenge, the UW System is part of the solution.”

The students will have to be enrolled in a UW System nursing or pharmacy program and they'll have to be authorized to give vaccines. 

Here's a breakdown of all the criteria:  

  • Must be enrolled in a nursing or pharmacy program at a University of Wisconsin System campus during the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Must work a minimum of 16 hours, or two days, as a COVID-19 vaccinator between January 1, 2021, and March 31, 2021.
  • Must have a current professional or nursing license with authorization to provide vaccination service, or coordinate with a Faculty Supervisor if not currently licensed.
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