Veronica Bulshefski

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Veronica M. Bulshefski
Born (1916-02-02)February 2, 1916
Died May 25, 1995(1995-05-25) (aged 79)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1940–1970
Rank Captain
Commands held Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, 1966-1970
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards American Theater Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
Legion of Merit

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.

Early life[edit]

Veronica Bulshefski was born on 2 February 1916 in Ashley, Pennsylvania.[1] She graduated from University of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in 1937.[2]

Navy Nurse Corps career[edit]

Veronica Bulshefski joined the Navy Nurse Corps in 1940 at the urging of her dentist, a World War I veteran.[1] During World War II she served in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor and Aiea Heights.[2] She served as Chief Nurse at naval hospitals in Beaufort, South Carolina; Guam; Jacksonville, Florida; Pensacola, Florida and Oakland, California. She was selected for Captain in 1965 and on 29 April 1966 became the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps.[1]

Captain Bulshefski retired from the U. S. Navy on 1 May 1970. She died on 25 May 1995 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 6 June 1995 with full military honors.[1]


Bulshefski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Education from Indiana University in 1956 and a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1962.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Sterner, Doris M. (1997). In and Out of Harm's Way: A history of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. Seattle, WA: Peanut Butter Publishing. ISBN 0-89716-706-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Godson, Susan H. (2001). Serving Proudly: A history of Women in the U.S. Navy. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-317-6. 

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Preceded by
Ruth Alice Erickson
Director, Navy Nurse Corps
Succeeded by
Alene B. Duerk