Nurse Corps

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2015

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and director, Navy Nurse Corps Today marks the start of National Nurses Week 2015, which runs from May 6-12 and leads up to the 107th birthday of the Navy Nurse Corps May 13. I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Navy …

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Honoring the Legacy of Navy Nurses Worldwide

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Editors note: The following was originally posted on  Naval History & Heritage’s Naval History Blog. January 6 commemorates the 72nd anniversary of one of the most tragic, yet heroic and triumphant moments in Navy Nurse Corps history. On that date in 1942, 11 …

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Mustang Nurse

By Ensign David Frey,  BSN, RN, ADC-II, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan   What is a mustang? To most people, a mustang is thought to be a wild, untamed American horse but the word “mustang” has an alternative meaning to those of us in the military.  A Mustang is a military officer who previously served within the enlisted ranks.  The …

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Navy Mental Health Nurses – Force Multipliers

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control After more than a decade of war, the number of patients in need of mental health care continues to grow. While the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH) is relatively new to the Navy, the benefits have already been significant in addressing this increasing need.  Navy …

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Why I Chose Navy Nursing: Lt. J. G. Cryer

By Lt. J. G. Karen Cryer, staff nurse, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Lt. J. G. Cryer is currently assigned as a staff nurse on one of the seven National Committee for Quality Assurance certified Medical Home Port teams at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. Her work as a Navy nurse is one of many we are highlighting this month for Nurses …

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