Adah Belle Thoms Adah Belle Samuels Thoms was an African American nurse who cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, was acting director of the Lincoln School for Nurses, and fought for Afr...
Afaf Meleis Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, born March 19 1942, is an Egyptian-American nursing scientist and educator.
Agnes von Kurowsky Agnes von Kurowsky Stanfield (January 5, 1892 – September 25, 1984) was an American nurse who inspired the character "Catherine Barkley" in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms.
Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse.
Aleda E. Lutz Aleda E. Lutz (1915 Freeland, Michigan - November 1, 1944 France) was an American Army flight nurse.
Alene Duerk Rear Admiral Alene Bertha Duerk, USN, (born March 29, 1920) was the first woman to be selected for flag rank in the U. S. Navy and was advanced to that rank on June 1, 1972.
Alice Fisher (nurse) Alice Fisher (13 June 1839 – 2 June 1888) was a nursing pioneer, whose brief career at the Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) was transformational.
Alice Magaw Alice Magaw (1860–1928) was an American nurse known for her work on anesthesia.
Alma S. Woolley Alma S. Woolley (October 3, 1931, New York City – December 17, 2005, Baltimore) was an American nurse, nurse educator, nursing historian, and author.
Amanda Fritz Amanda Fritz (born April 1958) is a retired registered psychiatric nurse and politician from the U.S. state of Oregon.
Anita Thigpen Perry Anita Thigpen Perry (born May 5, 1952) is the current and longest-serving First Lady of Texas, and the wife of Governor Rick Perry.
Ann Marie Buerkle Ann Marie Buerkle (née Colella; born May 8, 1951) was a U.S. Representative, last serving in the New York's 25, elected in 2010 in an upset of a Democratic incumbent.
Ann Moore (inventor) Ann Moore is an American nurse credited as the inventor of the Snugli and Weego child carriers.
Ann Walton Kroenke Ann Walton Kroenke (born December 18, 1948) is, indirectly, an heir to part of the Wal-Mart fortune.
Anna Maxwell Anna Caroline Maxwell (March 14, 1851 - January 2, 1929), was a nurse who came to be known by the nickname "the American Florence Nightingale".
Anne Rand Anne M. Rand (born July 27, 1946) is an American politician from Maine.
Annie Warburton Goodrich Annie Warburton Goodrich (February 6, 1866 – December 31, 1954) was an American nurse and academic.
Ashley Underwood Ashley Underwood (born February 8, 1985) is an American women's basketball player and pageant contestant from Benton, Maine who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2009.
Audrey O'Brien Nelson Dr. Audrey O'Brien Nelson, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN is an American registered nurse, research scientist, and professor in multiple colleges at the University of South Florida.
Bertha Berry Bertha Elizabeth (Wikoff) Berry (1876–1954) was a nurse and the founder of the Berry Hospital in Ekalaka, Montana.
Bessie Blount Griffin Bessie Virginia Blount (November 24, 1914 – December 30, 2009) was a physical therapist, inventor, and forensic scientist also known by her married name, Bessie Blount Griffin.
Betty Shabazz Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate.
Bettye Davis Bettye Davis was a Democratic Party member of the Alaska Senate, representing the K District from 2000 through 2013.
Beverly Malone Beverly Malone (born 1948) is the chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing in the United States.
Biddy Mason Bridget "Biddy" Mason was an African American nurse and a Californian real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Billy Halop William "Billy" Halop (February 11, 1920 – November 9, 1976) was an American actor.
Bonnie Hunt Bonnie Lynne Hunt (born September 22, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, writer, director, television producer, and daytime television host.
Bonnie Nettles Bonnie Lu Nettles née Truesdale (1927 - January 20, 1985), later known as Ti, was co-leader of a group with Marshall Applewhite that later became the Heaven's Gate group after Nettle...
Callista Roy Sister Callista Roy (born October 14, 1939) is an American nursing theorist, professor and author.
Carl O. Helvie Dr. Carl O. Helvie, R.N., Dr.P.H. is an American registered nurse and Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Old Dominion University.
Carol D. Goodheart Carol D. Goodheart, EdD is an American psychologist and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Carol Garrison Dr. Carol Z. Garrison was the 6th President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Carol Romano Carol Romano is an American public health nurse who is a former Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Nursing Officer for the United States Public Health Service (PHS).
Carole LaFavor Carole S. LaFavor was an Ojibwe novelist, activist and nurse.
Caroline Hampton Caroline Hampton Halsted, was a nurse who became the first to use rubber gloves in the operating room, at the instigation of her spouse-to-be William Stewart Halsted.
Carolyn McCarthy Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944) is an American nurse and politician.
Cathy Giessel Catherine Andrea "Cathy" Giessel, (née Bohms; born November 9, 1951) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Alaska.
Cecilia Fire Thunder Cecilia Fire Thunder is a nurse, community health planner and tribal leader of the Oglala Sioux.
Charles Cullen Charles Edmund Cullen (born February 22, 1960) is a former nurse who is the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history and is suspected to be the most prolific serial killer in American h...
Charlotte Bradford Charlotte Bradford (June 20, 1813 – 1893) was a nurse during the American Civil War and served as the matron of the U.S. Sanitary Commission's Soldier's Home and Home for Wives and Mothers in Wa...
Christine Bruzek-Kohler Rear Admiral Christine M. Bruzek-Kohler was the 21st Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and served as the Commander Naval Medical Center San Diego and Navy Medicine West from May 20...
Christine Canavan Christine E. Canavan is the Massachusetts state representative for the 10th Plymouth District, which consists of West Bridgewater, Ward 4, Precincts B&C; Ward 5, Precincts B, C & D; and all of W...
Cindy Birdsong Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Birdsong (born December 15, 1939) is an American singer, most famous for singing with the legendary soul groups The Supremes and Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles.
Cirie Fields Cirie Fields (born July 18, 1970) is a married mother of three children and a repeat contestant on CBS's Survivor television series.
Claire Fagin Claire Mintzer Fagin, RN, Ph.D, FAAN (born November 25, 1926) is an American nurse, educator, academic, and consultant.
Claire Shulman Claire K. Shulman (born February 23, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American politician.
Clara Barton Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
Clara Leach Adams-Ender Clara Leach Adams-Ender (born July 11, 1939) is a retired United States Army Nurse Corps commanding officer.
Clara Maass Clara Louise Maass was an American nurse who died as a result of volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever.
Daniel Conahan Daniel Owen Conahan, Jr. (born May 11, 1954) is a convicted American murderer and suspected serial killer.
Darren Manzella Darren Manzella (August 8, 1977 – August 29, 2013) was a United States Army Sergeant, Army medic and gay activist from Portland, New York, who was discharged under the Don't ask, don't tell policy.
Dawn Morrell Lavonna Dawn Morrell (born July 30, 1949) is an American politician of the Democratic Party.
Debra Medina Debra Medina (born June 1, 1962) is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Texas.
Diane Black Diane Lynn Black (née Warren; born January 16, 1951) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for TN's 6 since 2011.
Diane Carlson Evans 1Lt. Diane Carlson Evans, ANC RVN (born 1946) served as a nurse in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project in 1984 (now the Vietnam Women'...
Diane Duane Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Donna Howard Donna Howard (born October 25, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 48th District since her election in 2006.
Doris Troth Lippman Dr. Doris Troth Lippman, APRN, EdD, CS, is a Professor of Nursing at the Fairfield University School of Nursing located in Fairfield, CT. She also practices as an Advanced Practice Registered N...
Dorothea Dix Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States ...
Dorothea Orem Dorothea Elizabeth Orem (1914 – June 22, 2007), born in Baltimore, Maryland, was a nursing theorist and creator of the self-care deficit nursing theory, also known as the Orem model of nursing.
Echo Heron Echo Heron, born Echo Ruah Salato, is the New York Times bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction, mysteries and historical fiction, and a former registered nurse.
Eddie Bernice Johnson Eddie Bernice Johnson (born December 3, 1935) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the state's (map) in the United States House of Representatives.
Elaine Roe Second Lieutenant Elaine A. Roe was an officer in the United States Army during World War II. She was awarded the Silver Star for her actions during Operation Shingle.
Elizabeth Berg (author) Elizabeth Berg is an American nurse turned writer, born on December 2, 1948 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, now living in Chicago, earlier in Boston.
Ellen Church Ellen Church (September 22, 1904 – August 22, 1965) was the first female flight attendant.
Ellen LaMotte Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873–1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author.
Eloisa Garcia Tamez Eloisa Garcia Tamez (born March 2, 1935) is a Lipan Apache civil rights leader, lecturer, professional nurse, professor and retired officer of the United States Army's Nursing Corps.
Eloise Lewis Eloise Patricia Ralling Lewis (1920-1999) was the first dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis was born in Pageland, Sout...
Emily Lyons Emily Lyons is an American nurse who was gravely injured when Eric Robert Rudolph bombed an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, where she worked.
Esther Hasson Esther Voorhees Hasson was the first Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps.
Faye Glenn Abdellah Faye Glenn Abdellah (born March 13, 1919) is a pioneer in nursing research.
Faye Wattleton Faye Wattleton (born Alyce Faye Wattleton; July 8, 1943) is the first African-American and youngest president ever elected to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and is also the firs...
Florence A. Blanchfield Florence Aby Blanchfield (April 1, 1884 Shepherdstown, West Virginia – May 12, 1971 Washington, D.C.) was United States Army Colonel and superintendent of the Army Nursing Corps, from 1943 to 1947.
Florence Blake Florence Guinness Blake (November 30, 1907 - September 12, 1983) was an American nurse, professor and author who made significant contributions to pediatric nursing and to family-centered nursin...
Florence Wald Florence Wald (April 19, 1917 – November 8, 2008) was an American nurse, former Dean of Yale School of Nursing, and largely credited as "the mother of the American hospice movement".
Frances Reed Elliot Frances Reed Elliot (1892–1965) was the first African American woman accepted into the American Red Cross Nursing Service.
Frances Shea-Buckley Retired Rear Admiral Frances Teresa Shea-Buckley was the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from 1979 to 1983.
Gale Pollock Gale S. Pollock is a retired United States Army major general who served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States Army from October 2006 to March 2007, and also as chief of the Army Nu...
Genene Jones Genene Anne Jones (born July 13, 1950) is a former pediatric nurse who killed somewhere between 1 and 46 infants and children in her care.
Gertrude Nelson Gertrude DeWitt Nelson (December 26, 1898 - November 29, 2001) was an African-American military, civilian, and American Red Cross nurse from Louisiana whose career spanned much of the 20th century.
Harriet Ann Jacobs Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.
Harriet Werley Harriet Helen Werley (October 12, 1914 – October 14, 2002) was an American nurse who made early contributions to clinical research and nursing informatics.
Hazel Johnson-Brown Hazel Winifred Johnson-Brown (October 10, 1927 – August 5, 2011) is a retired nurse and educator, who served with the U.S. Army from 1955-1983.
Helen Churchill Candee Helen Churchill Candee (October 5, 1858 – August 23, 1949) was an American author, journalist, interior decorator, feminist and geographer.
Helen Dore Boylston Helen Dore Boylston (April 4, 1895–September 30, 1984) was the American author of the popular "Sue Barton" nurse series and "Carol Page" actor series.
Helen Fairchild Helen Fairchild (November 21, 1885 – January 18, 1918) was an American nurse who served as part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, and who became known for her wartime...
Hildegard Peplau Hildegard E. Peplau (September 1, 1909 - March 17, 1999) was an American nurse and the first published nursing theorist since Florence Nightingale and created the middle-range nursing theory of ...
Ida Mae Martinez Ida Mae Martinez Selenkow (September 9, 1931 – January 19, 2010) was an American professional wrestler in the 1950s, known as Ida Mae Martinez.
Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Ildaura Murillo-Rohde (September 6, 1920 - September 5, 2010) was a Panamanian-American nurse, academic and organizational administrator.
Imogene King Imogene King (January 30, 1923 – December 24, 2007) was a pioneer of nursing theory development.
Isabel Hampton Robb Isabel Adams Hampton Robb (1860–1910) was an American nurse theorist, author, nursing school administrator and early leader.
James Derham James Derham (c. 1757-1802?) was the first African American to formally practice medicine in the United States though he never received an M.D. degree.
Jane Delano Jane Arminda Delano, born March 13, 1862 in Montour Falls, New York, United States – died April 15, 1919 in Savenay, Loire-Atlantique, France, was a nurse and founder of the American Red Cross N...
Jane Toppan Jane Toppan (1857–1938), born Honora Kelley, was an American serial killer.
Jane Weinberger Jane Weinberger (March 29, 1918 – July 12, 2009) was an American author, publisher and wife of Caspar Weinberger, the 15th United States Secretary of Defense.
Janet Elliott Wulsin Janet Elliott Wulsin (1894–1963) was an early 20th-century explorer whose accomplishments place her in line with contemporary women explorers such as Alexandra David-Neel.
Jean Watson Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is best known for her Theory of Human Caring.
Jeanne Novotny Dr. Jeanne Novotny is Dean and Professor at the Fairfield University School of Nursing located in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Jill Stanek Jill Stanek (born 1956) is an American activist from Illinois, best known for her allegations regarding "live birth abortions" that she publicly testified were being performed at Christ Hospital...
Jim Lendall Jim Lendall is an American politician, activist, and nurse.
Joan Marie Engel Rear Admiral Joan Marie Engel held the position as the 18th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from September 1994 to August 1998.
JoAnne Favors JoAnne Favors (born August 27, 1942) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 29th district, which is composed of part of Hamilton County.
John D. Thompson John Devereaux Thompson, R.N., M.S. (6 August 1917 - 13 August 1992) was a nurse and professor at the Yale School of Public Health who co-invented the diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) that provid...
Josephine G. Fountain Josephine G. Fountain was a registered nurse (RN) at the University of Florida Teaching Hospital and Clinics, best remembered for inventing the direct suction tracheotomy tube and holding its p...
Joyce Cusack Joyce Marie Cusack (born May 21, 1942) is an American politician.
Judith Giuliani Judi Ann "Judith" Stish Ross Nathan Giuliani (born December 16, 1954) is a registered nurse, fundraiser for charitable organizations, former Managing Director of Changing Our World, founding boa...
Judy Robson Judith Biros 'Judy' Robson (born 1939) is an American nurse, nursing instructor, and politician from Beloit, Wisconsin.
Julia Catherine Stimson Julia Catherine Stimson (May 26, 1881 - September 30, 1948) is credited as one of several persons who brought nursing to the status of a profession.
June McCarroll June Hill Robertson McCarroll was a nurse with the Southern Pacific Railroad in the early twentieth century who is credited by Caltrans with the simple but revolutionary idea of delineating high...
June Wandrey June Wandrey Mann (1920–2005) was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from Wautoma, Wisconsin.
Karen Flaherty Rear Admiral Karen Flaherty assumed duties as the Deputy Surgeon General of Navy Medicine at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as of August 6, 2010.
Kate Gosselin Katie Irene "Kate" Gosselin (née Kreider; born March 28, 1975) is an American television personality.
Kate Lorig Dr. Kate Lorig, R.N., Dr.P.H., is an American registered nurse and professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Katharine Kolcaba Katharine Kolcaba is an American nursing theorist and nursing professor.
Kathleen L. Martin Rear Admiral Kathleen L. Martin served as Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy/Vice Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from October 2002 until her retirement in September 2005.
Kathleen Vinehout Kathleen Vinehout, PhD, M.P.H. is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 31st district since 2007.
Kathryn Joosten Kathryn Joosten (December 20, 1939 – June 2, 2012) was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy ...
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson (born August 26, 1963) is the winner of the 1988 Miss America Pageant.
Kimberly Clark Saenz Kimberly Clark Saenz (born November 3, 1973) also known as Kimberly Clark Fowler, is a convicted serial killer.
Kristen Gilbert Kristen Heather Gilbert (born Kristen Heather Strickland, November 13, 1967, Fall River, Massachusetts, United States) is an American serial killer who was convicted for three first-degree...
Kristine Gebbie Kristine Moore Gebbie, DrPH, RN, is a Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing.
Laura Crafton Gilpin Laura Crafton Gilpin (1950 – February 15, 2007) was a poet, nurse, and passionate advocate for patients rights.
Laura Spurr Laura Spurr (August 10, 1945 - February 19, 2010) was the American chairwoman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, a federally recognized Potawatomi Indian tribe based in Calhoun County...
Lauren Drain Lauren Danielle Drain (born December 31, 1985) is an American nurse and author known for writing the 2013 book Banished, which chronicles her experiences and eventual banishment from the con...
Laurie Monnes Anderson Laurie Monnes Anderson (born December 31, 1945) is an Oregon Democratic politician who currently serves in the Oregon Senate, representing District 25 in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, includ...
Lavinia Dock Lavinia Lloyd Dock (February 26, 1858 – April 17, 1956) was a nurse, feminist, author, pioneer in nursing education and social activist.
Leah Vukmir Leah Vukmir (born April 26, 1958) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 5th District since 2011.
Lenah Higbee Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (May 18, 1874January 10, 1941), was a pioneering Canadian-born United States Navy chief nurse, who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World Wa...
Lillian Gordy Carter Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was the mother of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.
Lillian Kinkella Keil Lillian Kinkella Keil (November 17, 1916 – June 30, 2005) was a highly decorated American World War II and Korean War flight nurse.
Lillian Wald Lillian D. Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940) was an American nurse, humanitarian and author.
Linda Klein Linda Klein is a registered nurse and an actress.
Linda Richards Linda Richards (July 27, 1841 – April 16, 1930) was the first professionally trained American nurse.
Lisa Hopp Lisa Hopp (born October 21, 1956) is a professor of nursing at Purdue University Calumet where she directs the Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: A Collaborating Center of the J...
Liz Kniss Liz Kniss was the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in San Jose, CA.
Lois Capps Lois Capps (born January 10, 1938) is the U.S. Representative for CA's 24, serving in Congress since 2003.
Loretta Ford Loretta C. Ford (born 1920) is an American nurse and the co-founder of the first nurse practitioner program.
Louise McManus Rachel Louise McManus (1896 – May 29, 1993) was the first nurse to earn a Ph.D. Referred to as Louise McManus, she established schools of nursing in college and helped to develop nationall...
LuAnn de Lesseps LuAnn de Lesseps (born LuAnn Nadeau on May 17, 1965), also known as Countess LuAnn or The Countess, is an American television personality, recording artist, and former fashion ...
Lucile Petry Leone Lucile Petry Leone (1902–1999) was an American nurse who was the founding director of the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943.
Lucille Hegamin Lucille Nelson Hegamin (November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970) was an American singer and entertainer, and a pioneer African-American blues recording artist.
Luther Christman Luther Parmalee Christman (February 26, 1915June 7, 2011) was an American nurse, professor of nursing, university administrator and advocate for gender and racial diversity in nursing.
Lynn Sibley Lynn Sibley, RN, CNM, PhD, is associate professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health, and affiliate associate professor in the Department of Anthr...
Mabel Grouitch Mabel Grouitch née Dunlop (born 1888, date of death unknown) was an American surgical nurse who worked with the Red Cross during World War I.
Mabel Keaton Staupers Mabel Keaton Staupers (February 27, 1890 – November 29, 1989) was a pioneer in the American nursing profession.
Madeleine Leininger Madeleine Leininger (13 July 1925 – 10 August 2012) was a nursing theorist, nursing professor and developer of the concept of transcultural nursing.
Margaret A. Rykowski Margaret A. Rykowski is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy Reserve and serves as Deputy Fleet Surgeon, United States Fleet Forces Command and Deputy Director, United States Navy Nurse Corp...
Margaret B. Laird Margaret Brydon Laird was a leader in the women's suffrage movement in New Jersey.
Margaret Breckinridge Margaret Elizabeth Breckinridge (1832-1864) was a nurse and Sanitary Commission agent for the Union Army during the American civil war.
Margaret Callahan Margaret Faut Callahan is dean of the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Margaret Murdock Margaret Thompson Murdock (born August 25, 1942) is a nurse and former United States Army officer most widely known for her success in international shooting competitions, including a silver med...
Margaret Sanger Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse.
Margaret Varnell Clark Margaret Ann Cynthia Varnell Clark,(born in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a writer and editor.She holds licenses as a registered nurse, registered respiratory therapist, and neonatal pediatric spec...
Margarethe Cammermeyer Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist.
Mariann Stratton Rear Admiral Mariann Stratton (born 1945) was the Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1991 to 1994.
Marianne Cope Marianne Cope, O.S.F., also known as the Saint Marianne of Molokai, (January 23, 1838 – August 9, 1918) was a German-born American who was a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Syrac...
Marilyn Tavenner Marilyn B. Tavenner (born May 31, 1951) is Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Marion Bloom Marion Bloom (1891–1975) was H. L. Mencken's lover for much of the early twentieth century - eventually becoming close enough that they seriously considered marriage.
Marjory Gordon Marjory Gordon is a nursing theorist and professor who created a nursing assessment theory known as Gordon's functional health patterns.
Marlene Kramer Marlene F. Kramer is an American nurse, educator and author.
Martha E. Rogers Martha Elizabeth Rogers (May 12, 1914 – March 13, 1994) was an American nurse, researcher, theorist, and author.
Marvel Williamson Dr. Marvel Williamson (born November 4, 1953, Holton, Kansas) is currently Dean of the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University.
Mary Adelaide Nutting Mary Adelaide Nutting was an American educator, administrator, and author in the field of nursing.
Mary Ann Bickerdyke Mary Ann Bickerdyke (July 19, 1817 – November 8, 1901), also known as Mother Bickerdyke, was a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the American Civil War.
Mary Breckinridge Mary Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service.
Mary Carson Breckinridge Mary Carson Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service.
Mary Eliza Mahoney Mary Eliza Mahoney (April 16, 1845 – January 4, 1926) was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879.
Mary Elizabeth Carnegie Dr. Mary Elizabeth Carnegie (April 19, 1916 – 20 February 2008) was a distinguished educator and author in the field of nursing, known for breaking down racial barriers and preserving the histor...
Mary Fields Hall Retired Rear Admiral Mary Fields Hall was the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from 1987 to 1991.
Mary Joan Nielubowicz Retired Rear Admiral Mary Joan Nielubowicz was the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps from 1983 to 1987.
Mary Livermore Mary Livermore, born Mary Ashton Rice, (December 19, 1820 – May 23, 1905) was an American journalist and advocate of women's rights.
Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield was named administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) by President Barack Obama on February 20, 2009.
Mary Waters Mary Waters was a native of Dublin who was a prominent nurse in the United States forces during the American Revolutionary War.
Maureen O'Connell Maureen C. O'Connell (born May 23, 1950) is the County Clerk of Nassau County, New York, an adjunct faculty member of the Adelphi University School of Nursing, and a member of the School of Nurs...
Maxine Conder Rear Admiral Maxine Conder was Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1975 to 1979 Born in 1924, Maxine Conder is a native of the state of Utah.
May Wykle May Louise Hinton-Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA is an American nurse, gerontologist, and the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Endowed Chair at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case West...
Mila Jasey Mila M. Jasey (born May 5, 1951) is an American Democratic Party politician from South Orange, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represents the 27th Legislative District.
Mindy Newell Mindy Newell (born October 24, 1953) is an American comic book writer and editor.
Myn M. Hoffman Myn M. Hoffman was the fourth Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps.
Myrtle Aydelotte Myrtle Elizabeth Kitchell "Kitch" Aydelotte (May 31, 1917 - January 7, 2010) was an American nurse, professor and hospital administrator.
Nancy Fugate Woods Nancy Fugate Woods is a professor of Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington.
Nancy J. Lescavage Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage recently served as the 20th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and was the Commander, Naval Medical Education and Training Command, Bethesda, Md.
Nancy McDonald Nancy Hanks McDonald was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 76 covering Ysleta and parts of El Paso in El Paso County.
Naomi Judd Naomi Judd (born January 11, 1946) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist.
Nella Larsen Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964), was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance.
Nellie Jane DeWitt Captain Nellie Jane DeWitt was the sixth and final Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps and became its first Director.
Nina Hartley Nina Hartley (born Marie Louise Hartman; March 11, 1959) is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, feminist, and author.
Pat Shelly Pat Shelly is the founder and director of The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, a non-profit organization in Northwest Washington, DC, and leading breastfeeding activist.
Pat Vance Patricia H. Vance (born March 19, 1936) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the District 31 since 2004.
Patricia Flatley Brennan Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, was the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.Dr. Brennan received a Maste...
Patricia Horoho Patricia D. Horoho (born 1960) is a United States Army lieutenant general and the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command.
Patricia Janus Patricia "Pat" Janus (April 20, 1932 – June 9, 2006) was an American poet, artist, and educator.
Patricia M. Derian Patricia Murphy "Patt" Derian (born August 12, 1929) is a United States civil rights and human rights activist, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affai...
Patty Judge Patty Jean Judge (born November 2, 1943 in Fort Madison, Iowa) was the 46th Lieutenant Governor and previously, the Secretary of Agriculture for the U.S. State of Iowa.
Paul Genesse Paul Genesse is a writer of young adult fantasy novels and a cardiac unit nurse at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Peggy Wilson Peggy Wilson is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District since 2000.
Phillipe Nover Phillipe J. Nover (born February 3, 1984), is an American mixed martial artist.
Rachel Robinson Rachel Robinson (born Rachel Annetta Isum; July 19, 1922) is a former nurse and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Ramona T. Mercer Ramona Thieme Mercer is the author of a mid-range nursing theory known as maternal role attainment.
Rebecca Pomroy Rebecca Rossignol Pomroy was a nurse and philanthropist of the United States.
Renee Ellmers Renee Jacisin Ellmers (born February 9, 1964) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for NC's 2 since 2011.
Rhetaugh Graves Dumas Rhetaugh Etheldra Graves Dumas (1928 - 2007) was an American nurse, professor and health administrator.
Richard Angelo Richard Angelo (born 29 August 1962) was a nurse at the Good Samaritan Hospital in New York.
Richard Carmona Richard Henry Carmona (born November 22, 1949) is an American physician, police officer, public health administrator, and politician.
Robert Ellis (U.S. Army nurse) Master Sergeant Robert Ellis is a retired United States Army nurse that from January 2004 until August 2005, cared for Saddam Hussein and his cousins.
Robin Oliveira Robin Oliveira (born 1954) is an American author, former literary editor, and nurse, who is most known for her debut novel, My Name is Mary Sutter, published in 2010.
Robin Quivers Robin Ophelia Quivers (born August 8, 1952) is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.
Ruby Bradley Colonel Ruby Bradley (December 19, 1907 – May 28, 2002) was one of the most decorated women in United States military history.
Ruth Agatha Houghton Captain Ruth Agatha Houghton (born June 29, 1909) was the Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 1958 to 1962.
Ruth Alice Erickson Captain Ruth Alice Erickson was the Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 1962 to 1966.
Ruth Bryan Owen Ruth Bryan Owen (October 2, 1885 – July 26, 1954) was the daughter of William Jennings Bryan.
Ruth Carol Taylor Ruth Carol Taylor (born December 27, 1931) was the first African-American flight attendant in the United States.
Ruth Hassell-Thompson Ruth-Hassell Thompson of Mount Vernon, New York is a State Senator representing the 36th district of New York, which includes the Bronx neighborhoods of Norwood, Bedford Park, Williamsbridge, Co...
Sacred Twenty The Sacred Twenty were a group of nurses who, during World War I, were the first female members to ever formally serve in the United States Navy representing the Nurse Corps.
Sarah H. Kagan Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an American gerontological nurse, and Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sas Carey Sas Carey (born 1945) is an American film director, author, teacher, holistic nurse and spiritual healer.
Sharon Webb Sharon Lynn Webb was a science fiction writer and nurse.
Sheldon D. Fields Sheldon D. Fields Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC (born January 29, 1970), is a Registered Professional Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner working in the field of behavioral health research specializing in...
Shirley Allen Shirley Allen, of Roby, Illinois, is a former nurse whose family's 1997 attempt to have her involuntarily committed led to a 39-day standoff (described by some as a "siege") with Illinois State ...
Sister Dolores Kane Sister Dolores Kane, R.H.S.J., R.N., M.Ed., is director of St. Bernard's School of Nursing in Chicago.
Soeng Hyang Soeng Hyang Soen Sa Nim (성향선사, born April 15, 1948) is a Zen Master and the Guiding Teacher of the international Kwan Um School of Zen, and successor to the late Seung Sahn Soen Sa Nim.
Sonya Eddy Sonya Eddy (born on June 17, 1967) is an American actress.
Stacey Bentley Stacey Bentley (born 1958) is a registered nurse and former professional female bodybuilder of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Sue S. Dauser Sue S. Dauser was the fifth Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, guiding the Nurse Corps through World War II.
Susan J. Kelley Susan J. Kelley is the former Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Georgia State University.
Susie Taylor Susie King Taylor (August 6, 1848 - October 6, 1912) was an African American army nurse; she worked with black Union troops during the Civil War.
Suze Randall Suze Randall (born May 18, 1946) is an English model, photographer, and pornographer.
Ted Maher Theodore "Ted" Maher (born June 9, 1958, Auburn, Maine) is an ex-Green Beret turned registered nurse who was convicted of arson in a 1999 fire that killed Edmond Safra and another nurse, Vivian ...
Tiffany Brissette Tiffany Michelle Brissette (born December 26, 1974) is a former American actress.
Tina Wesson Tina Wesson (born December 26, 1960 in Knoxville, Tennessee) won $1,000,000 as the winner of the second season of Survivor, on Survivor: The Australian Outback.
Tisa Farrow Theresa Magdalena 'Tisa' Farrow (born July 22, 1951) is an American actress (retired) and nurse.
Tom Ahrens Thomas Ahrens is an American nurse, researcher and educator at Barnes-Jewish Hospital specializing in critical care nursing.
Tom Willmott Thomas Phillip Willmott, known as Tom Willmott (born February 1960), is an attorney and registered nurse from Metairie and Kenner, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana H...
Toni Gilbert Toni Gilbert, RN, MA, HN (born June 6, 1947) is an artist, author, editor, holistic nurse, and transpersonal counselor known for her work in the healing arts.
Tricia Hunter Patricia Rae Hunter, known by her nickname Tricia, is a former California state Assemblywoman in San Diego, California.
Vernice Ferguson Vernice Doris Ferguson (June 13, 1928 - December 8, 2012) was an American nurse and healthcare executive.
Veronica Bulshefski Captain Veronica M. Bulshefski was the Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 20 April 1966 to 1 May 1970.
Viola Davis Brown Viola Davis Brown (April 8, 1936 -), born Viola Davis in Lexington, Kentucky, became a valuable pioneer in the local civil rights movement for her accomplishments and contributions to public hea...
Virginia Clinton Kelley Virginia Clinton Kelley (June 6, 1923 – January 6, 1994) was the mother of former United States President Bill Clinton.
Virginia Henderson Virginia Avenel Henderson, FRCN (November 30, 1897-March 19, 1996) was an inflluential nurse, researcher, theorist and author.
Wendy Sweeney Wendy Sweeney, also known as the "Potty Whisperer" or the "Potty Nazi", is a pediatric Registered nurse who runs "Booty Camp", a course that aims to speed toilet training for children.
Will Wikle Will Wikle (born December 15, 1978) is a registered nurse and a reality television participant best known for his appearance in the fifth American season of Big Brother.
Wilma Leona Jackson Capt Wilma Leona Jackson was the third Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 1954 to 1958.
Wilma Scott Heide Wilma Scott Heide (February 26, 1921 – May 8, 1985) was an American feminist author and social activist who was a leader in the feminist movement in the United States.
Winnie Gibson Captain Winnie Gibson was the second director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 1950 to 1954.
Yolanda Saldívar Yolanda Saldívar (born September 19, 1960) is an American prison inmate who was convicted of murdering Tejano music star Selena on March 31, 1995 at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas.