APHON and NCC Urge House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance the US Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

September 14th, 2021

Representative Mark Takano
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives
B-234 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Mike Bost
Ranking Member
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives
3460 O’Neill House Office Building
Washington, DC 20024

Dear Chairman Takano and Ranking Member Bost:

On behalf of the 53 undersigned organizations representing the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC), we urge you to include and pass the bipartisan United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021 (H.R.2568) in any legislative package honoring our nation’s veterans. This bill recognizes the nurses who served as members of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provides them with honorable veteran status, a service medal, a burial plaque or grave marker, and other privileges. The NCC is a cross section of education, practice, research, and regulation within the nursing profession, representing Registered Nurses (RNs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs),1 nurse leaders, students, faculty, and researchers. Together, we strongly support the consideration, advancement, and passage of this vital legislation.

From 1943 to 1948, nearly 120,000 nurses answered the call by honorably caring for servicemen and women during World War II. These nurses helped shape the foundation of the profession and should be recognized for their invaluable service. The NCC commends the commitment and efforts to honor these heroic women. As we commemorate their legacy, it is imperative that this legislation is passed and the dedication of those who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps is acknowledged.

The NCC strongly encourages the consideration, advancement, and passage of H.R. 2568, the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act and we look forward to working with you to move this vital bill forward. If our organizations can be of any assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact the Nursing Community Coalition’s Executive Director, Rachel Stevenson, at rstevenson@thenursingcommunity.org or at 202-463-6930, ext. 271.


American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Academy of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Nephrology Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
American Nursing Informatics Association
American Organization for Nursing Leadership
American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc.
American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of Public Health Nurses
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists
Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service
Dermatology Nurses’ Association
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Infusion Nurses Society
International Association of Forensic Nurses
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Black Nurses Association
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
National League for Nursing
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Oncology Nursing Society
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Representative Julia Brownley
Representative Conor Lamb
Representative Mike Levin
Representative Chris Pappas
Representative Elaine Luria
Representative Frank Mrvan
Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
Representative Lauren Underwood
Representative Colin Allred
Representative Lois Frankel
Representative Anthony Brown
Representative Elissa Slotkin
Representative David Trone
Representative Marcy Kaptur
Representative Raul Ruiz
Representative Ruben Gallego
Representative Amata C. Radewagen
Representative Jack Bergman
Representative Jim Banks
Representative Chip Roy
Representative Greg Murphy
Representative Tracey Mann
Representative Barry Moore
Representative Nancy Mace
Representative Madison Cawthorn
Representative Troy Nehls
Representative Matt Rosendale
Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Representative Jake Ellzey

1 APRNs include certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), clinical nurse specialists
(CNSs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).

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