Johnston County

Region: 
Piedmont

Learn more about the history of nursing in Johnston County


  • Items related to nursing  can be found in the Johnston County Heritage Center in Smithfield, NC
  • Photograph of WWII nurse Nellie Isley.  Nursing Cadet Thermae Jackson, and nurse Lena McLamb of Johnston County,
  • Dorothy Stevens Montague, RN,  was commissioned a 2nd Lt, upon her graduation from Rex Hospital School of Nursing.  She joined in the Army Nurse Corps  on May 1, 1942, as an operating room nurse. She was assigned to the 5th Evacuation Hospital in England (APO 230). She arrived in France in June 1944 as part of the invasion force.  She was from Smithfield.
  • From the book "Voices" By Dr. Evelyn Wicker: