Nurse Corps

Navy Surgeon General Honors 105th Nurse Corps Birthday

 By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation as the Navy Nurse Corps celebrates its 105th year of service. Since May 13, 1908, the men and women of the Navy Nurse Corps have honorably served and evolved with …

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A Message From the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps

By Rear Adm. Elizabeth Niemyer, director, Navy Nurse Corps, and deputy chief, Wounded, Ill and Injured, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As I look at the calendar and see National Nurses’ Week May 6-12 and the 105th Navy Nurse Corps Birthday rapidly approaching on May 13th, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to the entire …

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Navy Nurse Corps celebrates its 104th birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As the Navy Nurse Corps celebrates its 104th year of service, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to you on behalf of Navy Medicine and a grateful nation. Since 1908, the men and women of the Navy Nurse Corps have honorably served in …

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The “Sacred Twenty”: The Navy’s First Nurses

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian May 13th marks the 104th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a unique staff corps in the Navy.     Initially, all Nurse Corps candidates were required to travel to Washington, D.C., …

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U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Spain recognizes National Nurses Week

By Lt. Cmdr Julie A Conrardy, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Spain The year of 1908 officially marked the establishment of the Navy Nurse Corps. The first Navy nurses were 20 strong and were dubbed the “The Sacred Twenty” because they were the first to serve as Navy Nurses.  Navy nurses have come a long way in the past 104 years! …

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