For one Eastern Washington University (EWU) student, he can say he has had a very different summer from most other college students. This is because Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Josiah Bryan recently completed the U.S. Army’s Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP). The NSTP is a competitive internship that only top nursing Cadets from across the country are selected for. Bryan was selected to conduct his nursing internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Ft. Bliss, Texas. For one month Cadet Bryan learned the roles and responsibilities of being a nurse while being under the supervision of an experienced Army Nurse Corps Officer.
EWU Army ROTC Cadet Josiah Bryan (far right) poses with four other Army nursing Cadets selected for the Nurse Summer Training Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Ft. Bliss, Texas.
The William Beaumont Army Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the U.S. Army. It has over one million square feet of floor space and sees an average of 3,200 patients every day. Presently, there are 70 physicians in training, 27 interns and 43 residents at the hospital. There are also more than 100 officers and enlisted Soldiers training in other medical specialties on any given day.
Congratulations to Cadet Bryan for completing his NSTP internship and we look forward to seeing him commission in Winter quarter as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
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: