Education: Nightingales Needed

U.S. nursing schools had last week signed up only 68% of their 1942-43 quota of 55,000 new students. School directors admit they have a tough job selling nursing as a career to girls. Next year will provide a bigger problem: the U.S. Public Health Service will ask the schools to round up 65,000 girls, because 1) the Army & Navy plan to add some 35,000 more nurses to their present staff of 20,000; 2) civilian hospitals and public-health services need 30,000 nurses.

Big snag in recruiting student nurses is competition from war industry. Whereas...

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