|Cadet Nurses Dress Uniform, above photo.
The severe wartime shortage of nurses resulted in a uniformed Cadet Nurse Corps as part of the Public Health
Service under the Nurse Training Act of 1943.
Participants received scholarships and monthly payments to attend nursing schools by agreeing to work in
essential nurse positions after graduation for the duration of the war.
The entire program graduated 124,000 nurses, of which over 3,000 were Black and other minorities who
became valuable health professionals.
|Public Health Service (PHS)