Greetings from the NNCA President
Three years ago, in March 2020 we started the
COVID-19 journey. It is hard to believe how much the world has changed
since that nasty virus hit our shores. January 2020, I was getting ready
to sail on a Caribbean cruise. Just before I sailed, Christine Boltz
called and asked if I was willing to accept a position on the NNCA
board. I accepted and told my friends, What a great way to start the
year! Little did I know what was around the corner - SARS-CoV-2, the
lockdowns, masks, supply shortages, so much suffering and so many
deaths. Angry words and dissension. At times it seemed like everyone was
fighting and it was safer, physically and emotionally, to stay home,
avoid socializing and let our connections with friends and colleagues
NNCA is a great way to maintain the social
connections we made in the Navy and reconnect with shipmates. Serving on
the Board during COVID-19 has been a way to maintain those important
social ties connections. The links I have to the Navy and the Nurse
Corps are some of the intangible ties that enrich my life. Read more
New Member Recruitment Initiative: we are thrilled to announce that the NNCA Board of Directors has approved a one-year free membership for any NEW applicant members.
Our Mission: NNCA is dedicated to preserving the rich history and traditions of the Navy Nurse Corps. We accomplish this through networking and facilitating mentorship opportunities, advancing military nursing, and advocating for the conservation of Nurse Corps memorabilia.
Are you a current, former, or retired Navy nurse who served on active duty or in the Navy Reserve? Are you proud of your service to our country? Do you wish to preserve the rich traditions that began in 1908 with the establishment of the Navy Nurse Corps, then please consider joining us.
Apply at NNCA.org.
There is a link to the paper application on the homepage - click Get Involved/Members at Large. New members can also use the online application along with a request to ExecDir@nnca.org for the complimentary membership.
WMANNCA 2023 Scholarships! The Washington Metro Area Navy Nurse Corps Association Is Back With Scholarship Money to Give! If you are a current or former Navy Nurse living or working in the area served by WMANNCA; (MD, VA, WV, PA, NJ, DE, or DC) apply for one of the three available $1500 scholarships. These scholarships are open to active duty (non-DUINS), reserve component, retired or former Navy Nurses to continue their studies for a graduate degree in Nursing. Application deadline: Monday, 13 March 2023. Download the guidelines and application materials here.
NWNNCA 2023 Scholarships: The Northwest Navy Nurse Corps is offering a one-time $1500.00 scholarship to a student in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing. The student must be attending a school accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) and anticipate graduation between December 2023 and August 2024. The student should choose the application specific to your degree pathway (Pre-licensure BSN, RN to BSN, or Accelerated BSN) and submit the completed application to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee no later than 20 June 2023.
Beginning in 1987, NNCA housed the Memorabilia Collection at the Memorabilia Center in Port Orchard, Washington. In 2014, the NNCA Board of Directors decided to relocate the Memorabilia and Oral History Collections to History Associates Incorporateds storage facility in Rockville, Maryland, for long-term storage and management.
NNCA Chapter members and NNCA members-at-large within each Chapter catchment area are requested to contact the corresponding Chapter Memorabilia Representative for assistance with donating items to the Memorabilia collection. Read more
Oral History Project
The Oral History Collection is comprised of audio and video recordings and associated documentation relating to interviewed Nurse Corps Officers. The first recordings date back to 1989, when Doris M. Sterner began collecting and managing the oral histories of Navy Nurses as research for her book, In and Out of Harms Way. Click here if you would like to conduct or participate in an Oral History interview.
Warrior Canine Connection
WCC is a non-profit in Boyds, MD
that trains mobility service dogs for wounded veterans and names their dogs
after fallen or inspiring service members. Each puppy trained will bring
awareness to the inspiring service of their namesake while helping to heal the
invisible wounds of recovering warriors. Anyone can nominate a
namesake and the submission process is easy. Read More