elsie szecsy nurse cadet corps bookCongrats to scholar Elsie Szecsy and her forthcoming book The Cadet Nurse Crops in Arizona. After seeing her topic in the AZ Speaks catalog, History Press/Aracdia press contacted Elsie to write a book on the subject. July 1, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, an innovation for its time that addressed a healthcare crisis during World War II and improved nurse education across the United States. Read more about her book.

Elsie is an Academic Professional Emeritus at Arizona State University, where she investigated problems of importance in the Southwest U.S.-northern Mexico region and nationally that are related to educational access and excellence. Now retired, her focus is on research of Cadet Nurses and she curates uscadetnurse.org.

Arizona Humanities will host Elsie on September 15th from 6:00-7:30pm for an Authors Night talk and discussion. Organizations can invite Elsie to speak by visiting our AZ Speaks program page.

You can also read Elsie’s guest blog post about the Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona.

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