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After the ANC

Once an Army Nurse Corps officer completes a term of service, whether through retirement or separation, there comes the task of deciding what to do next. When continued employment is the option, a leteral world of choices present themselves. ANCA provides this page in assistance for making that choice. Below are both links to various sources about specific position vacancies, as well as other helpful information (at the bottom of the page) that may be of particular relevance to those seeking career opportunities after the ANC.

These listings and links are provided for information only, and do not imply endorsement or other connection between ANCA and the entities to which the links connect.

  And for ANCA Members who may want to consider a new career in academia, we offer a very special comprehensive resource, the Toolkit for the Military Nurse Officer Preparing for a Second Career in Nursing Education, written by three distinguished nurse educators.
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Nursing Associations Position Listings

The Association Career Network maintains comprehensive listings of nursing job opportunities posted both by State nursing associations and also by associations of nurse practitioners, nurse executives, emergency nurses and nurse anesthetists.

Federal Nursing Position Listings

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

US Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Careers

Other Position Listings

Indiana University Health – Riley Hospital for Children

Indiana University Health has exciting nursing opportunities at our Pediatric Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children. Our magnet-designated hospital specializes in cardiovascular, surgical trauma, orthopedic, neuro, multi-specialty, oncology, and complex medical and surgical patients.

Oklahoma State University Medical Center 

OSU Medical Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching facility, with 11 residency and 9 fellowship programs that train residents in primary care and sub-specialties.

Opportunities in Southern California

Loma Linda University Medical Center welcomes those transitioning out of the military in Southern California area.

U.S. Nonprofit Health Systems

The links below are to select pages on the websites of the largest of the nonprofit health systems in the United States. Listed in descending order of number of hospitals per system, they are provided only as a convenient point of departure in searching for nursing employment in large, well established institutions in a wide variety of U.S. geographic locations.

Ascension Health

Headquarters: St. Louis
Number of hospitals: 100
Locations: 24 states and D.C.

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The world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care in hospitals, outpatient centers, and senior, home health and long-term care facilities.


Catholic Health Initiatives

Headquarters: Denver
Number of hospitals: 86
Locations: 19 states

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CHI operates four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities, community health-services organizations, accredited nursing colleges, home-health agencies, living communities, and other facilities and services.


Catholic Health East & Trinity Health

Headquarters: Novi, Michigan
Number of hospitals: 82
Locations: 21 states

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A national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities they serve, they operate in addition to hospitals, hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers.

Mercy Health Care System

Headquarters: Chesterfield, Missouri
Number of hospitals: 46
Locations: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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Mercy health system was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1986. Since its creation, Mercy is the seventh largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 46 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians.

Adventist Health System

Headquarters: Altamonte Springs, Florida
Number of hospitals: 43
Locations: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin

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A faith-based health care organization, Adventist maintains a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

Sanford Health

Headquarters: Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota
Number of hospitals: 43
Locations: North and South Dakota, Minnesota, California, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska

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Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.

Dignity Health System

Headquarters: San Francisco
Number of hospitals: 38
Locations: California, Arizona, and Nevada

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“Since our founding in 1986, we've made it our goal to create environments that meet each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the wellbeing of our staff and the places they serve.”

Kaiser Permanente

Headquarters: Oakland, California
Number of hospitals: 37
Locations: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C.

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Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 10.1 million members.  At Kaiser Permanente, physicians are responsible for medical decisions. The Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care for Kaiser Permanente members, continuously develop and refine medical practices to help ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and effective manner possible.


Baylor Scott & White Health

Headquarters: Dallas
Number of hospitals: 36
Locations: Texas


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Founded in 1903 as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Health Care System  merged in 2013 with Scott & White Healthcare. Baylor Scott & White Health is today the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. Baylor Scott & White Health exists to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing.

Carolinas Health Care System

Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
Number of hospitals: 35
Locations: North and South Carolina, Georgia

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 Carolinas HealthCare System provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Their network of more than 900 care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, destination centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice and palliative care.

Providence Health & Services

Headquarters: Seattle
Number of hospitals: 34
Locations: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, Washington


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“As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States, we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities ... – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable. Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a diverse range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.”

Avera Health

Headquarters: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Number of hospitals: 31
Locations: South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota


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“Avera, the health ministry of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, is a regional partnership of health professionals who share support services to maintain excellent care at 300 locations in eastern South Dakota and surrounding states. ...  Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.”

Christus Health

Headquarters: Irving, Texas
Number of hospitals: 31
Locations: Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia, and New Mexico


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“CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. Jointly sponsored by the two religious congregations of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio, the mission of CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. ... Creating a health care system that is truly excellent in all areas is an ongoing effort.”

Banner Health

Headquarters: Phoenix
Number of hospitals: 29
Locations: Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming


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“As the leading nonprofit provider of health care in every community we serve, Banner Health is deeply committed to our mission: 'To make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care.' ... As a nonprofit, Banner Health exists to provide health care services to the communities we serve, rather than generate profits. That means that every dollar we earn is reinvested into: New hospital beds, New or expanding patient care services,  New physician services, New technologies, Maintaining existing equipment, and facilities Paying employees’ salaries.”

UnityPoint Health

Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa
Number of hospitals: 29
Locations: Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin


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“Our team of professionals communicates with you to clearly and effectively address your health care in the most appropriate setting: whether that is a clinic, a hospital or at home. Our 30,000 employees, including home care experts, our hospital teams and more than 900 doctors and specialists, focus on your care, your concerns and your health. We are constantly looking for better ways to work together to improve the way health care is delivered.”

Sutter Health System

Headquarters: Sacramento, California
Number of hospitals: 26
Locations: Northern California

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Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers, delivering high-quality care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Sutter Health supports more than two dozen locally run acute care hospitals as well as physician organizations; medical research facilities; regionwide home health, hospice and occupational health networks; and long-term care centers.

Mercy Health

Headquarters: Cincinnati
Number of hospitals: 23
Locations: Ohio and Kentucky


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Formerly Catholic Health Partners, a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky. As a mission-driven, nonprofit health system meeting the healthcare needs of people in Ohio and Kentucky, Mercy Health operate acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, housing sites for the elderly, home health agencies, hospice programs, wellness centers and other healthcare organizations.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Headquarters: Rochester, Minnesota
Number of hospitals: 23
Locations: Iowa, Georgia, Wisconsin and Minnesota


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“Started in 1992, Mayo Clinic Health System is a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serving over 60 communities. ... As part of Mayo Clinic, a leading caregiver with over 150 years of patient care, research and medical education expertise, we offer a full spectrum of health care options to local neighborhoods, ranging from primary to highly specialized care.”

Intermountain Health Care

Headquarters: Salt Lake City
Number of hospitals: 22
Locations: Utah and southeastern Idaho


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Intermountain’s approach to health care includes three key priorities: redesigning care using evidence-based medicine, aligning financial incentives through working toward a system that rewards hospitals and doctors for providing highly effective care and removes incentives that lead to ineffective care, and engaging patients by promoting wellness and prevention.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Headquarters: Pittsburgh
Number of hospitals: 22
Locations: Western Pennsylvania


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UPMC is a $12 billion integrated global nonprofit health enterprise that has more than 62,000 employees, 21 hospitals with more than 5,100 licensed beds, 400 clinical locations including outpatient sites and doctors’ offices, a 2.3 million-member health insurance division, as well as commercial and international ventures. Closely affiliated with its academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh, it is considered a leading American health care provider, as its flagship facilities have ranked in US News & World Report "Honor Roll" of the approximately 15 to 20 best hospitals in America for well over a decade.

Helpful Links

Hirepurpose: “Founded in late 2011, Hirepurpose is developed by veterans for veterans and we are committed to addressing some of the incredible gaps that exist in the transition from military service to civilian career success.”

NextOp: NextOp serves our nation’s hardworking veterans by providing job placement assistance, mentorship and support. We connect skilled mid-level service members with Gulf Coast employers in the Energy, Construction and Healthcare sectors.”

Task & Purpose:Seven Awesome Resources Your Transition Class Didn’t Offer

Georgia Veteran to Nurse Educator Fellowship

Deans and Directors of the University System of Georgia Nursing Programs are promoting the state of Georgia as a “Preferred Destination for Nurse Veterans” via a Veteran to Nurse Educator Fellowship.  Teaching nursing in the USG is a viable career move for nurse Veterans, many of whom hold a MSN, advanced practice certification, and/or a doctoral degree. While they have been teaching throughout their careers, they may lack exposure and experience in civilian academic settings, institution-specific technology, and pedagogical knowledge and skills. The program is designed to recruit nurses separating from the uniformed services into any USG nursing faculty vacancies throughout the state.

US Department of Labor Women Veterans Service

The DOL is committed to expanding opportunities for all American workers, including veterans (or transitioning service members) who are trying to take what they've learned protecting our Nation and put it to use at home.