Quote from Corvette Guy
On 9 August 1955, President Eisenhower signed into law, H.R. 2559, which authorized reserve commissions in the Army Nurse Corps for male RNs. Eleven years later, 30 SEP 1966, Public Law 89-609 authorized regular commissions for male RNs into the Army Nurse Corps.
Both dates are very important to me since I was first a reserve commissioned ANC officer in 2003 and this past March accepted regular commission into the ANC.
To me, too. My father was a medic in Korea (Chosin, Pusan, Inchon, etc.) and went to nursing school a couple of years after getting out of the Army in 1953. He went back into the ANC in 1960 as an RN, and got his CRNA in 1964, the year I was born. Proud of dad. I don't use the term "male nurse" anymore. He's a nurse (CRNA, former ANC COL). I'm a nurse (CRNA, former ANC CPT). Mom's a nurse. My sister is a nurse.
My poor brother can't stand to have dinner with us discussing the day's gross nursing stuff -- turns him green.
Grew up in the Army. Feel like it's a part of my life. But, sure don't miss the BS. More power to you, hoss.
John Z, CRNA
Ft. Benning, GA