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Keywords

corpsmen, Korean War, Navy Nurse Corps, training, veterans, Vietnam War, World War II

 

Authors

  1. Beach, Patricia Ringos MSN, RN, AOCN, ACHPN
  2. White, Beth E. MSN, RN, CNS

Abstract

Abstract: Promoted by President Nixon in 1972, Admiral Alene Duerk (1920-2018) was the first female admiral to serve in any navy in the world. This article highlights her accomplishments as a nurse and a military leader.