NACGN

(redirected from National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses)
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NACGNNational Association of Colored Graduate Nurses
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I will argue that the combined pressure put on the War Department by the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN), the black press, and civil rights leaders accomplished an important goal when the Secretary of War, after an intense and very public controversy, authorized black nurses into national service.
The denial of membership in the American Nurses Association (ANA) was another humiliating manifestation of professional ostracism; instead, black nurses had to form their own parallel professional organization, the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN), in 1908.
Harding a basket of roses "with the request that the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses be placed on record as an organized body of two thousand trained women ready when needed for world service.
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