Kendra Ojwang, LPN, assistant director at Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Kansas, won a $1,000 Nurse Night Out from insurance company California Casualty.

The contest was created to thank nurses. The winners can use the $1,000 any way they wish, but they are encouraged to enjoy themselves. Ojwang, who is particularly passionate about helping those with dementia, said she is using the money to take a trip to Colorado to visit family.

There will be three more $1,000 Nurses Night Out awards given this year by the company.

Complete rules can be found on, with the next deadline of Sept. 16.

Winners must be employed as or retired as an RN or LPN, or be a member of the Ohio Nurses Association or Oregon Nurses Association.