Mount nursing students immunize West Point cadets

December 06, 2016


Mount Saint Mary College nursing students recently offered a flu immunization clinic at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The nursing students administered nearly 5,000 flu shots to cadets during the weeklong program, which was supervised by Mount nursing instructor Antonia Brewer and Maj. Brian Johnston of West Point’s Department of Preventative Medicine.

In addition, Maj. Johnston was recently inducted as a community leader into the Mount's Mu Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Maj. Johnston has served as the Officer in Charge of the Critical Care Section as Chief of the Forward Surgical Teams in Afghanistan and in Iraq. He has been the recipient of many commendations and medals that have included the NATO Medal for his service in Afghanistan, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and two medals for his services in Iraq.

Including Maj. Johnston, the 64 inductees were comprised of eight community leaders, 25 graduate students, and 37 undergraduate students.