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November 5, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(10):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270061019

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Nurse Training Program for Hospital Corps WAVES.—  The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Bureau of Naval Personnel are providing an opportunity for enlisted Hospital Corps WAVES to qualify for officer status in the Nurse Corps of the Navy. The program should also provide an additional source for augmentation of the Nurse Corps. Ten Hospital Corps WAVES were approved for enrollment in September, 1955, in the basic nursing education program at civilian universities.Applicants must be high school graduates with a standing in the upper half of their graduating class, and they must have been a member of the Hospital Corps for at least one year, six months of which must have been on ward duty engaged in the care of patients under the immediate supervision of officers of the Nurse Corps. The WAVES selected for this training have been discharged from their present enlistments and have reenlisted

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