History

This page archives links to print and multimedia resources and scholarship related to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.

50th Anniversary Publications

A Salute to the Cadet Nurse Corps: Commemorating Fifty Years of Service

50th Anniversary: 1944-1994: Enlist in a Proud Profession! Join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
American Nurses Association, Inc./Foundation
Part 1Part 2

50 Years at the Division of Nursing
United States Public Health Service
April 1997
Part 1Part 2 | Part 3Part 4Part 5

Documentary Perspectives

The Public Health Significance of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Lucile Petry, R.N.
Director, Division of Nurse Education, U.S. Public Health Service
November 1943

The Bolton Act Provides Federal Funds for Postgraduate Programs
Eugenia Kennedy Spalding, R.N.
Associate Director, Division of Nurse Education, U.S. Public Health Service
September 1943

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Established under the Bolton Act
Lucile Petry, R.N.
Director, Division of Nurse Education, U.S. Public Health Service
August 1943

The Senior Cadet Nurse
Eugenia Kennedy Spalding, R.N.
Associate Director, Division of Nurse Education, U.S. Public Health Service
August 1943

Cadet Nurse Corps to Train Students
New York Times
June 26, 1943

Medicine and the War
Journal of the American Medical Association
April 1945

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Recruitment Brochure
1943-1945
 
Historical Perspectives

Be a Cadet Nurse: The Girl with a Future
Beatrice J. Kalisch and Philip A. Kalisch
1973

The WWII Cadet Nurse Corps
Catherine Spader, RN
Nursing Spectrum
May 9, 2005

The Bolton Act: Making the Nursing Profession More Accessible to Everyone
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
ca. 2010

The Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943-1948
Heather Willever, M.A. (with John Parascandola)
Graduate Student
May-June 1994

Militarization of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
John Parascandola
September 2001

Cadet Nurse Corps: A Shining Moment
Capt. Carolyn Beth Lee, USPHS
May 1993

Latter Day Saints Nurses at War: A Story of Caring and Sacrifice
Patricia Rushton, Lynn Clark Callister, Maile K. Wilson
2005

100 Years of Servitude: Cadet Nurse Corps helped Georgetown University establish a separate nursing school
Alma S. Woolley
November 2003

The Cadet Nurse Corps
Laura Mooney, Nebraska Historical Society
May 2011

Local Historical Perspectives

The Nation Responded,1943-48: Cadet corps created when 20 percent of nursing workforce called to front lines
Mark Soroka
ca. 2001
(University of Pittsburgh)

Cadet Nurse Corps
Mayo Clinic Alumni Center
2011

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
Rochester General Hospital
n.d.

Artifacts

Cadet Nurse Corps News
September 1945November 1945January 1946

 

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