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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 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 and resources that may be of particular relevance to those seeking career opportunities after the Army Nurse Corps.

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.

Federal Nursing Position Listings

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

US Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Careers

Other Position Listings

Graduate School of Nursing, USUHS

The Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences invites applications for a full time (tenured or tenure-track) nursing faculty position. Rank, tenure, and salary will be commensurate with professional background and experience. The individual selected for this position will serve primarily in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science Program and will support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) educational programs.
Details about the position and to apply

Owensboro Community & Technical College

Owensboro Community and Technical College is a three-campus institution located along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. OCTC is one of sixteen institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and awards certificates, diplomas, associate degree in Liberal Arts, and technical education. If you are interested in using your military expertise in a teaching role in OCTC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, please view the position page on the Owensboro website.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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.

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.

Special Resources

Preparing for a Second Career in Nursing Education

For ANCA Members who may want to consider a new career in academia, we offer a unique comprehensive resource, the Toolkit for the Military Nurse Officer Preparing for a Second Career in Nursing Education, written by three distinguished nurse educators. (Available to members only; must be logged on to access.)


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.  The program is designed for nurse Veterans, many of whom may have been teaching throughout their careers but lack exposure and experience in civilian academic settings, institution-specific technology, and pedagogical knowledge and skills. 


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.


Opportunities in the VHA

As part of ANCA's Virtual Presentation series of webinars, COL (Ret.) Edward Yackel, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Patient Safety, provided insights in planning for anyone considering working in any of the many roles available within the VHA. The video of his presentation, "Retirement and Beyond: Serving Fellow Veterans," is available for viewing. 


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.”

Resume Builder: Free help with writing an effective resumé.

Veteran Employment Project's Master Classes in resumé perfecting, negotiating, federal employment, and other military and government aspects of post-military job searching