Cadet Nurse Stories

Read what a nurse historian writes about Cadet Nurse Stories: The Call and Response of Women During World War II by Thelma M. Robinson and Paulie M. Perry.

The fascinating story of the enormous contribution made by more than 180,000 young women who were recruited by the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and who provided desperately needed nursing service in more than 2,000 hospitals as student nurses.  The authors provide a vivid record of heroic actions that are forever a credit to this truly great generation of nurses. A readable work of major and enduring historical importance.                        -Philip Kalisch, PhD

Description: 210 pages, 28 photos, appendix

    Paper cover

    ISBN: 1-930538-03-o

Publisher:    Sigma Theta Tau International

Honor Society of Nursing

Published Date:     2001

Price: $20.00

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                Women in Military Memorial - 2002

Former cadet nurses wait in line for the book signing of Cadet Nurse Stories by authors, Perry and Robinson., the first book to tell the cadet nurse story.  The gathering of former cadet nurses was to celebrate and remember the life of Lucile Petry, the Director of the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps.  This event took place at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, the ceremonial entrance to  Arlington Cemetery,

Those in the US Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps are included in a special Honor Roll of Cadet Nurses with the Women in Military Memorial.  To register, call 800-222-2294 or see: