The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Nurses Unit Coordinator and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing faculty, Loren Stein, accepted the 2018 OKMRC Youth Engagement Award awarded to the OKMRC Nurses Unit for the OKMRC Nursing Externship program.
This is the fourth summer Oklahoma MRC Nurses Unit has sponsored a Summer Nursing Student Externship in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. This program has grown each year and four nursing programs (NWOSU, SWOSU, TU & OU) are participating this summer. The nursing student externs provide outreach on personal preparedness to middle & high school students in the community as well as to their nursing student peers. The award is designed to honor a unit that has provided young people with opportunities to participate in public health, preparedness and response activities. Lezlie Carter, State Coordinator, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Oklahoma State Department of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Service, praised and thanked Stein for her success in developing the externship and, in turn, strengthen the state of Oklahoma. “I can’t think of a more deserving or appropriate winner than the Nursing Externship program,” said Carter.
The OKMRC Volunteer Recognition Awards took place in the opening session of the Volunteer Workshop on Friday, August 3rd.