Nurse Corps

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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Why I Chose Navy Nursing: Cmdr. Benfield

By Cmdr. Shelly Beck Benfield, department head, Internal Medicine, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Cmdr. Benfield has been in the Navy for over 17 years. As part of Nurses Week and the Navy Nurse Corps birthday, May 13, we are highlighting the great work our Navy nurses are doing worldwide. When I was 12 years old, my mother was diagnosed Leukemia …

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