This is a huge step back for nurses. We should demand better. As a profession nursing has worked hard to earn respect as professionals. NO ONE should work for free. It is ridiculous to even consider a "program" like this.
They will only offer programs of "slave labor" if individuals are dumb enough to sign on to something like this. If no one signs up for free slave labor, they will boot the idea. To remain a respected professional field nursing must say no to such insults. When was the last time a police officer or fire fighter was asked to work for free? This does nothing but drive the overall salary for nursing further down.
Nurses need to learn to look at the overall picture for their profession and want to uplift and support it, not drag it back to the old days where nurses were just dense, "yes doctor, whatever you say sir".