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Immunization Champion Award

Published on Sep 18, 2014.
 NNU Nursing students serve the local community by partnering with the Canyon Area Immunization Coalition (CAIC), one of the first and most effective local immunization coalitions in Idaho. The CAIC supports the effort to protect children from preventable communicable diseases through educational health fairs and by providing free vaccine clinics to children less than 19 years of age.  Because the nursing students administer the vaccine, under supervision of volunteer Coalition nurses and a faculty member, even the administration fee is waived, so there is no cost to the family. The students receive valuable practice administering shots and working with healthy children and families. NNU’s nursing students have been volunteering in the immunization efforts with CAIC for at least five years.  In Fall 2012, the experience was integrated into the curriculum so that all students would be able to participate in at least two hours of immunization clinic in their sophomore year. The CAIC was presented with the Idaho Immunization Champion Award in 2013.  Because of the contribution of NNU nursing students to the success of the CAIC, the award trophy has been on display in the NNU Nursing Office through the spring and summer 2014.

About the Department

The Department of Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University provides undergraduate, degree completion and graduate programs related to the professional field of nursing. We are nationally accredited and offer programs that can meet the needs of students in a wide variety of settings.