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Nursing in the Military Health System

Since the American Revolution, nurses have provided unique contributions to military medicine during peace time and conflict. We provide world-class nursing care for patients while staying ready to deliver deployed medical care anywhere in the world when called on. Now and throughout history, nurses across the Military Health System serve in leading roles to maintain military health and readiness and affect transformative changes in military medicine.

At its core, MHS nurses are an integrated team helping to accomplish the MHS readiness mission.

Did You Know?

Even though the first nurses and first women in the military were appointed to the Army Nurse Corps on Feb. 2, 1901, many mothers, wives and sisters of troops of the Continental Army served as nurses to take care of wounded and sick soldiers as early as 1776. 

Last Updated: September 22, 2022

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