Ancestry.com has added more than 300,000 WWII Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files dating from 1942 to 1948.
The United States Public Health Service supervised the Cadet Nurse Corps Program to train nurses during the war. The records name more than 124,000 women between the ages of 17 and 35 who participated in the program. Eighty-five percent of all nursing students in the United States were a part of the Cadet Nursing Corps. (Read more about the Cadet Nurse Corps program here.)
The Corps was non-discriminatory; members included American Indians, African-Americans and even displaced Japanese Americans.
The records include corps membership cards. Different versions were in use over the time period, but usually include at least the name of the cadet, serial number, name of the nursing school or hospital, address of the school, and dates attended.
You can search this collection at Ancestry.com/nursing.
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