"Navy Nurse Corps 1908"
— Fort Nelson Park —The Navy Nurse Corps was created by Congress in 1908, allowing women to perform duties that previously had been done by men. They held no rank and were titled "Nurse." The ﬁrst 20 to graduate were known as the "Sacred Twenty," and of them, three reported for duty at Portsmouth in April 1909. Among them was Lenah Higbee, who became Chief Nurse at Portsmouth, and later became the second Superintendent of Nurses for the U.S. Navy. In 1964, the Secretary of the Navy signed his approval to allow male nurses in the Corps.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383629 N 4078056|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84125000, -76.30515000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.475', W 76° 18.309'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 28.5" N, 76° 18' 18.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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