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History of the Army Nurse Corps Association
In 1976, a group of retired Army Nurse Corps (ANC) officers who wanted to continue the camaraderie and close ties of the ANC in retired life met in San Antonio, marking the beginning of the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association (RANCA). The membership of today's Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) encompasses not only retired but current and previous active duty Army nurses of all Army components: Active, Reserve, and National Guard. More on our history at the History of ANCA page.
ANCA's Past Officers
The succession of strong, competent leaders on RANCA's and now ANCA's Board of Directors has kept the organization sound and moving forward throughout its more than thirty years of existence. The ANCA Officers page lists those who have served in these vital roles.
Army Nurse Corps Superintendents and Chiefs
The Army Nurse Corps has been blessed with excellent leadership from its beginning in 1901. For brief biographies of the first thirteen of these great ladies, written by noted ANC historian Dr. Mary Sarnecky, visit our Superintendents and Chiefs pages.
Notable Events in Army Nurse Corps History
The ANCA Newsletter, The Connection, has since 2009 included a regular column entitled "ANC History," written by the ANCA Historian, Colonel (Retired) Constance J. Moore. We share here these brief accounts of some of the many fascinating events and people in the Army Nurse Corps' past.
*Not written by COL Moore
ANCA's Army Nurse Corps Bibliography
Issues of The Connection have contained many references to and reviews of books about the Army Nurse Corps and books written by ANCA members. Our Bibliography Page is a listing of all those publications.
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