North Carolina Chiefs Of The United States Army Nurse Corps

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The Spanish American War of 1898 was the first war in which the US Army hired graduate nurses to serve on a contract basis. Their work saved many lives and in 1903 the US Congress established a permanent US Army Nurse Corps (USANC). Thousands of nurses have served USANC, at home and overseas, during times of war and peace. Three nurses from North Carolina have directed the USANC as Chief Nurse, overseeing thousands of nurses in hundreds of hospitals, clinics, and battlefield MASH units across the globe. Brief information about each one, in chronological order, is given below.

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Jenkins O, Pollitt P. North Carolina Chiefs of the United States Army Nurse Corps. Tar Heel Nurse. 2015;77(5):15.
Language: English
Date: 2015
Spanish American War, 1898, US Army Nurse Corps (USANC), North Carolina

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