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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!