LIBRARY: EDITORIALS: PDF OnlyHome From ETOUSABOLTON, FRANCES PAYNEAuthor Information Feeling that she must find a way to take the impact of war into her own being if she were to continue to be useful not only to nurses and nursing but to the America she serves so sincerely and so well, Mrs. Bolton arranged quite independently and at her own expense a two months visit to the hospitals of England and the areas of France which had been liberated. It is of her experiences that she writes AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 1945 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 5-9 Buy Abstract The Honorable Frances P. Bolton, Representative in the Congress of the United States from the 22nd District of Ohio has been one of the outstanding laymen interested and active in raising the standards of nursing education and wording conditions both in and out of hospitals. Largely responsible in World War I for the establishment of the Army School of Nursing, designed to meet the nursing needs of that time for a possible long war, it was Mrs. Bolton who in the 78th Congress introduced and secured the passage of H.R. 2664 which as Public Law 74 provided refresher and special courses for graduate nurses returning to active duty and set up the V. S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Students enrolling in the Corps state in the application they will be available for military or other federal governmental or essential civilian service for the duration of the present war. It was Congressman Bolton who carried the responsibility for the passage of the bill, which gave commissioned rank to the nurses of the Army Nurse Corps. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.