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.
USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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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