The United States Navy established a Nurse Corps in 1908, allowing in some of the first women in its ranks. Navy Nurses have wide-ranging responsibilities that help keep Sailors and Officers in good health and ready to do their jobs. Join us online as we take a brief look at the profession, notable people, and some valuable skills nurses use in the field.

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Navy Nurses Nurses examining scar on WAVE's forehead. (left to right) Ensign Olive Seaworth (NC) USN, of Rockhart Ill.; Ensign Laura Jean Rodgers, of Kansas City, Mo., and Pauline Loreto PHM3/C, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 23 October 1943. Catalog #: 80-G-209059 Collection of the National Archives

Navy Nurses Nurses examining scar on WAVE's forehead. (left to right) Ensign Olive Seaworth (NC) USN, of Rockhart Ill.; Ensign Laura Jean Rodgers, of Kansas City, Mo., and Pauline Loreto PHM3/C, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 23 October 1943. Collection of the National Archives, 80-G-209059.