Nurse Corps

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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Navy Nurse Corps Scientist Reflects During Nurses Week

By Capt. Jacqueline Rychnovsky, U.S. Navy, Nurse Corps, PhD, RN, CPNP, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center As a little girl, science was my favorite subject.  My mom always said my constant questioning made me “nosy,” but I remind her that I’m just curious. Fast forward years later, and my curiosity helped lead me into a career in Navy Medicine …

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Happy 106th Birthday Navy Nurse Corps

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. 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 to the Navy Nurse Corps as they celebrate 106 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since May 13, 1908, when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill establishing …

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