Students Earn Army ROTC Nursing Awards

BLOOMSBURG—Two Bloomsburg University nursing students Alison McKay (Dover, De.) and Grace Sullivan (Macungie, Pa.), members of the Army ROTC, both earned top nursing cadet honors at the U.S. Army Cadet Command Advanced Camp this summer in Fort Knox, Ky.

Attending camp at different times of the summer, both McKay and Sullivan, the youngest members of their regiments, were recognized for stellar leadership and the ability to perform under stress while applying critical thinking skills to make accurate and immediate decisions.  

Advanced Camp is a 31-day training event that is designed to assess a cadet’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership tasks. Cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead at the squad and platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments. Cadets are also mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation. Successful completion of the Advanced Camp is a prerequisite for commissioning.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.