World War II- Plan for Cooperation between Affiliates of the NCCW and the National Council of Catholic Nurses, 1942

"Plan for Cooperation Between Affiliates of the NCCW and the National Council of Catholic Nurses for the Promotion of Home Nursing Courses, 1942"

"Plan for Cooperation Between Affiliates of the NCCW and the National Council of Catholic Nurses for the Promotion of Home Nursing Courses, 1942, "Records of the National Council of Catholic Women, Box 12, Folder 4

Catholic women's organizations became involved in World War Two service activities in multiple ways.  Nurses, of course, were crucial to the effort.  This document explores the ways that the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) coordinated with the National Council of Catholic Nurses to make the nursing effort more efficient. 

After reading the document, consider the following questions:

  • Why, according to the document, was training women in home nursing important for the war effort?
  • What does this partnership between the NCCW and the National Council of Catholic Nurses say about Catholic women's organizations during the war?
  • What effect might such coordination have on the two groups after the war?

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