This summer seven Cadets from the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program were selected for Cadet Command sponsored internships. Our first Cadet has already left and begun their internship. Sarah Mullen a senior (MS-IV) Cadet is spending the next month participating in a nursing internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C.
Cadet Sarah Mullen
Walter Reed is the nation’s largest and most well known military hospital. It has over 100 clinics that provide specialized care for U.S. military beneficiaries as well as the wounded, ill, and injured from conflicts overseas.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center via Wikipedia.
Cadet Mullin’s internship is part of the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP). This program selects qualified nursing Cadets to intern at Army Medical Department (AMEDD) hospitals around the world. Walter Reed is one of the most prestigious military hospitals for a Cadet to be selected to intern at. During the internship Cadet Mullen will learn all the roles and responsibilities of being a nurse while being under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse Corps Officer. She will obtain hands on experience in various clinical specialties such as labor and delivery, pediatrics, emergency room, etc.
This is truly a unique internship opportunity that only ROTC Cadets can experience. For anyone interested in becoming an Army Nurse the EWU ROTC program has a long and successful history of commissioning nurses into the Army. You can read more about our program and the pay and benefits of being an Army nurse at the below link: