The Navy Nurse Corps was formed in 1908 but not until 1987 was there an organization for All Navy Nurses – active duty, reserve, former, and retired. The association is a nonprofit organization designed with three basic goals. One is the camaraderie and service that our social functions promote. Second is to maintain the NNCA memorabilia as well as record the history of the Corps. Third is the promotion of Navy Nursing as an exciting and rewarding career.
PURPOSES OF THE NNCA
- Gather and preserve the history of the Navy Nurse Corps.
- Collect and preserve memorabilia pertaining to the Navy Nurse Corps.
- Assist with the formation of, and provide support to the area or regional chapters.
- Promote and support social activities involving the membership of the association.
- Maintain locator files and personnel information pertaining to persons who were members of the Navy Nurse Corps.
- Identify needs of members and eligible non-members of the association in order to bring them to the attention of the membership, as appropriate.
- Transact all lawful business
Any Navy Nurse Corps Officer who is presently on Active Duty, in the Reserve, Retired or has served and received an Honorable Discharge may join the NNCA.
Initial membership dues for the national NNCA are $40.00 including a directory. Thereafter, yearly dues, renewable in May, are $35.00. NNCA does not have a “partial-year” membership fee. This means that no matter what part of the year you first join NNCA, the new member fee is $40.00 and the new year starts the following May.
New members are sent a membership package containing a membership directory and bylaws, merchandise catalog, and back issues of the NNCA NEWS. The NNCA NEWS is the organization’s official publication. It is published in March, July and November. The directory is published on the odd years in mid fall.
The NNCA has fourteen geographical chapters throughout the United States. When you join a local chapter, the dues for that group are determined by and sent to that chapter. Most chapters collect dues for the National NNCA yearly along with the local chapter dues.