This page links to organizations and resources that document the history of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and otherwise keep the memory of Cadet Nurses and their contributions to the war effort and the nursing profession alive. Please contact us, if you know of other resources that should be on this page.

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Membership Card Files

This database contains membership cards providing details on women who joined the Cadet Nurse Corps created during World War II.

What’s in the Records

This database contains Cadet Nurse Corps membership cards providing details on women who joined the Corps. There are four different card forms: 300A, 300B (pre-May 1944), 300B revised, and PG 400, which recorded post-graduate information. NARA provides the following description of the forms and the information each includes:

“Form 300A is a membership card and includes the name of the cadet, serial number, name of the nursing school or hospital, address of the school, and dates attended. Form 300B (before May 1944) only identifies the cadet by serial number and includes statistical information about the cadet such as age, hometown, marital status, occupation of her father, and how she found out about the program. In May 1944, Form 300B membership card was revised to include the information that was contained in Form 300A and the previous version of Form 300B. Form PG 400 includes the name and address of the cadet and any post-graduate information such as the name of the university or hospital and what degree was earned.”

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project database honors all those military veterans and civilians who have been interviewed for the Veterans History Project, or whose personal accounts have been donated to the project. The collection is growing and the database will continuously add names as those individuals' donations are received and processed. Information contained in the database is based on participants' own reporting of their service history.

The items that comprise these collections were donated or collected by veterans, their families, friends, historians, folklorists, all volunteers. The types of materials are many and conditions in which they were created vary.

This link points to the Cadet Nurses whose interviews are housed in this database.

Read more about the Veteran's History Project, the American Folklife Center, and the Library of Congress.

Women in Military Service for America

This web site is about the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The Women's Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present and future - and is the only major national memorial honoring women who have served in our nation's defense during all eras and in all services. Work on the Memorial was in progress for about 11 years and it was dedicated October 18, 1997. Some 200,000 people visit the Memorial annually.

U.S. Cadet Nurses may register at the Women's Memorial, or, if deceased, a relative may register them on their behalf. Download the registration form here.