Nurse Appointed Acting Surgeon General

Meet Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

With the recent exit of Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, America‚Äôs acting surgeon general is now a nurse: Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN, Ph.D., FAAN. 

Until the White House fired Murthy on April 21, Trent-Adams was deputy surgeon general, a post she had held since October 2015. She is only the second nurse - and the only practicing RN - to serve as U.S. surgeon general. (The first was George W. Bush's first surgeon general, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, who was a nurse before he became a physician.)

Source: Working Nurse