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 literal 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.
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Careers
This private, accredited, four-year college focuses exclusively on the field of
health care. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select
group of more than 1,700 students to study with faculty who are experts in
their specialty areas. If you are interested in using your military expertise
in a teaching role, please view their open positions page.
Apply your military expertise to
assist nursing students. The College of Saint Elizabeth is looking for nurses
who may be interested in teaching in one of its many excellent nursing programs
in New Jersey. The college's service mission is consistent with the service values of
military nurses. If you are interested in exploring the possibility
of transitioning to a teaching role, please email Dr. Marian Nowak, Chair of
Nursing Programs or call her at 609-325-8657.
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.
Loma Linda University Medical Center welcomes those transitioning out of the military in Southern California area.
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.
Headquarters: St. Louis
Number of hospitals: 76
Locations: 24 states and D.C.
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.
Headquarters: Novi, Michigan
Number of hospitals: 45
Locations: 21 states
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.
Headquarters: Oakland, California
Number of hospitals: 37
California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C.
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.
Headquarters: San Francisco
Number of hospitals: 36
Locations: California, Arizona, and Nevada
“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.”
Number of hospitals: 33
Locations: 19 states
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.
Headquarters: Altamonte Springs, Florida
Number of hospitals: 31
Locations: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
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.
Headquarters: Sacramento, California
Number of hospitals: 26
Locations: Northern California
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
Number of hospitals: 26
Locations: Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Headquarters: Great Neck, NY
Number of hospitals: 21
Number of hospitals: 20
Locations: Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming
Number of hospitals: 19
Headquarters: Irving, Texas
Number of hospitals: 19
Locations: Texas, Arkansas, Iowa,
Louisiana, Missouri, Georgia, and New Mexico
Headquarters: Salt Lake City
Number of hospitals: 17
Locations: Utah and southeastern Idaho
Number of hospitals: 17
Locations: Ohio and Kentucky
Number of hospitals: 16
Locations: Western Pennsylvania
Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa
Number of hospitals: 15
Locations: Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin
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.”
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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.
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.