A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps: Vietnam War Aftermath, Gender and Minority Issues, Humanitarian Relief, Refugee Operations, Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm, Somalia, Yugoslavia

by Progressive Management

Publisher: Progressive Management

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

ISBN: 9781310566424

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this exceptional book documents the Army Nurse Corps history from the end of the Vietnam War to the year 2000. The author addresses a remarkable episode in the organization's evolution, a period characterized by a series of progressive steps empowering our officers to assume key command and leadership positions in the Army Medical Department. Once this momentum was established, it challenged the limitations of the proverbial "glass ceiling" so prevalent during this period. This book also explores the vital roles of the Army Nurse Corps in supporting and sustaining high-level military operations that began with Operation Desert Storm. Professionalism, clinical competency, adaptability, and flexibility remain the hallmark of the Army Nurse Corps, clearly illustrated in this long-awaited volume. Author Sarnecky offers us a wealth of scholarly research narrated in her unique, straightforward style imparting a rich institutional history of which all professional nurses should be exceptionally proud. It is imperative that we review the "lessons learned" from this period in our nursing history and utilize the experiences, knowledge, and leadership of these extremely talented and dedicated professional nurses. The foundation that previous Army nursing leaders had built allowed this new period to be fruitful and exciting. I am confident that because of these nursing leaders, professional nursing will continue to flourish in America and around the world.

A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps * PART ONE - The Decade After the Vietnam War * Chapter One - Evolution and Reorganization * Chapter Two - Gender and Minority Issues * Chapter Three - Educational Concerns and Career Advancement * Chapter Four - Readiness Challenges * Chapter Five - Administrative Questions * Chapter Six - Innovative Roles * Chapter Seven - Humanitarian Relief and Assistance Missions in the ...