US Army Website Publishes Article Highlighting Two EWU ROTC Nursing Cadets

Two of our outstanding Eastern Washington University ROTC nursing cadets were featured this week on the official US Army website  An excerpt from the article can be read below:

Cadet Hayley Primm, from Eastern Washington University in Korea.

Cheney, Wash — When someone asks Candace Madriaga and Hayley Primm what they did over the summer, the two Eastern Washington University (EWU) Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets can enthusiastically say that they had a summer very different from their fellow college students.

That is because both Cadets participated in the Army’s Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP). The NSTP only accepts the top ROTC applicants to complete a four-week training event where Cadets are assigned to Army hospitals throughout the U.S. and overseas. The NSTP introduces Cadets to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and to the roles and responsibilities of an Army Nurse Corps Officer.

Under the supervision of an experienced Army nurse, the Cadets obtain invaluable hands-on experience. This one-on-one experience allows them to hone their clinical skills, develop their problem-solving techniques, and become comfortable with developing their professional skills as a member of the U.S. Army Healthcare Team.  []

The rest of the article can be read at the above link, but the EWU ROTC program places Nurses into the Army each year. As a general rule, EWU ROTC Nurse Cadets complete their first two to three years of nursing and ROTC pre-requisites on Eastern’s Cheney campus. Nursing Cadets then complete their final two years at the Washington State University College of Nursing in downtown Spokane.  The WSU College of Nursing reserves seats in each class for EWU ROTC nurses that achieve their admissions standards.

Cadet Candace Madriaga pictured on the right with her nursing mentor at Madigan Army Medical Center.

More about EWU ROTC’s nursing program can be read at the below link:

Finally great job by our Assistant Professor of Military Science, Captain Greg Benjamin for writing, submitting, and then having his article selected for publication on

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