Dear Army Nursing Team,
I am very excited to join you in celebrating the 115th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps! Every year, we take this time to reflect on our rich heritage and appreciate both the innovation and the sacrifices of those who have come before us. Since 1901, we have served shoulder to shoulder with our Nation’s Warriors in every major conflict, and have touched the lives of countless people.
The Army Nurse Corps will be celebrating its 115th Birthday on February 2nd.
This powerful and humbling celebration also offers us the opportunity to reflect on how we can move Army Nursing forward to shape our future. This year’s theme, “Leading from where you are!” applies to all of us; from the second lieutenant at the bedside, leading a patient and family through a post-operative care plan, to the most senior colonel leading an organization. It reminds us that we all have key leadership responsibilities, no matter where we are serving or where we are at in our careers. Recognizing and acting on leadership opportunities is essential to our growth and development, as well as those we mentor, and is fundamental to creating an environment of enduring growth and development for our Corps.
As we celebrate this year’s Army Nurse Corps Anniversary, I hope that our entire Army Nursing Team of medics, LPNs, officers, and civilians feels a sense of pride and belonging. By being a member of the Army Nursing Team, you directly impact the lives of all those who have served, or currently serve, and their families. By maintaining the health and readiness of our military brothers and sisters and their families, you are directly impacting the health and readiness of our Nation.