U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Polly Schmidt and her pet cat while she lived and trained at Philadelphia State Hospital (Byberry) during WWII. She was a cadet nurse, part of the US Cadet Nurse Corps program. I interviewed her son for my book, BYBERRY STATE HOSPITAL.
Arlington National Cemetery: What to See and Do
WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA honors all US servicewomen, past, present and future, including living or deceased women veterans; Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and US Public Health Service uniformed women; women in the Coast Guard auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol; women who served overseas during conflicts, in direct support of armed forces, in organizations: Red Cross, USO and Special Services; and members of the US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps. Front View
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Throwback Thursday: During World War II, the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps paid for tuition and living expenses for students who completed a 30-month training program and gave six months of service at hospitals around the country--freeing other graduate nurses for military duty. Dozens of senior cadets trained at Fairview Hospital, and were easily identifiable by their distinctive uniforms. Here, cadets eat with other Fairview Health Services nursing students. #tbt #throwbackthursday
Nettie Birnbach began her career as a graduate of the Kings County School of Nursing, Brooklyn, New York, which led to her service in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Her curriculum vitae reflects her many contributions as a practitioner, educator, researcher and extraordinary volunteer witha great vision in nursing.
Women in Science Wednesday: Lucile Petry Leone
Women in Science Wednesday! Lucile Petry Leone (1902-1999), founding director of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, which recruited and trained nurses during World War II, went on to become Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. #Groundbreaker