This year's biennial ANCA convention is coming up in just a few months now, 1-4 October at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Agenda and Speaker Platform has been designed for celebrating the past, capitalizing on the present and connecting for the future. We will be offering 6 contact hours of nursing continuing education – see below for the wide range of topics to look forward to. A selection of research posters will also be available for viewing at your leisure. We will receive our traditional update presentation on the current State of the ANC, and will also be honored with former Chief, ANC and Surgeon General LTG (Ret.) Patricia Horoho as our Friday luncheon guest speaker. By popular demand, we've made one- and two-day registrations available for those who can't attend the whole convention; you'll find those and other details on our registration page.
We have assembled a distinguished group of presenters who will cover these diverse topics, each for 1 contact hour:
Thoughts About Army Nursing History*
Life After the Army Nurse Corps: Career Planning that Continues the Legacy of Excellence*
Advanced Practice Nurse Knowledge of Chronic
Non-Cancerous Pain Management*
Perceptions of Actual or Near Homelessness of Female Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Identification of Needs to Attain Independence*
Genetics: What does the Future Look Like?*
*This continuing nursing
education activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care
Nurses, an accredited approver
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Accredited Approver number A0012.
We have also coordinated with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences to view the 4th Annual LTC Isabelle Bagin Memorial Lecture via video Livestream as part of the convention program. Possible continuing education credit mechanism for this presentation is pending.
On Thursday 1 October there are several attractive optional Tours of the National Capitol Area.
See the registration page for all the details, times, and prices of the tours, but here are the highlights:
You can register right now on line using your credit card! Just click the green button below to be taken to our registration page for all the particulars about the program and tours, and the form to select your choices and pay. If you'd prefer to pay by check, click the Mail-in Payment option in the Billing section of the registration form and send your check to the address shown.
This year there are two events not a part of our convention, but have been scheduled near it, which you may want to consider:
Any questions? Use our Contact Us page, Department Routing: Convention.
The Army Nurse Corps Association has reunion-type conventions every other year, in even-numbered years, with programs characterized by the motto, Connect * Learn * Build. These gatherings honor all that our association values: opportunities for social interaction and networking; first-class continuing education from highly sought-after speakers; bringing different services, components and Department of Veterans Affairs nurses together; and specialty sessions in such areas as research and education.
We welcome with open arms all active, retired, and former Active, Reserve, and National Guard members of the Army Nurse Corps to join ANCA
if they have not already, and come with us as we meet for reminiscence,
fellowship, continuing education, networking, and oh, yes, a little organizational business,
every two years at different places around the United States. If you're a present or former Army Nurse Corps officer and interested in joining us at our conventions, check our Membership page for eligibility information.