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Welcome to the U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Web Site

The Mission of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service is “Protecting, promoting, and advancing the health and safety of the Nation.” As America’s uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves this mission through rapid and effective response to public health needs, leadership and excellence in public health practices, and the advancement of public health science.

The Nursing Professional Advisory Committee (N-PAC) is a committee comprised of nursing representatives (both civil service and Commissioned Corps) from all U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies (OPDIVS), which provides advice and consultation to the Surgeon General of the United States (SG); the PHS Chief Nurse Officer (CNO); and to HHS, federal health, and other leadership (such as HHS agency/program heads and other federal agencies /programs that utilize PHS nursing personnel). The N-PAC carries out its functions on behalf of all HHS members of the discipline, including contract nurses, tribal nurses, nurses in other federal agencies/services in which PHS nurses are assigned, and Commissioned Corps nursing student trainees (COSTEPS).

For more information about joining the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, go to


NPAC Monthly Meeting Information

N-PAC now meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 1300-1400 EST 

Monday, November 17, 2014

1300 – 1400 EST

The N-PAC Meeting call in number is: 1-877-267-1577 Passcode is: 999 310 520#

NPAC General Body Meeting Attendees please record your attendance by completing the sign-in roster:

Voting Members, if you are not able to attend, please have your alternative send an email to
Voting Members, if you are not able to attend, please have your alternative send an email to

Attendance must be received within 24 hours of meeting

 HS Athletics Rollout 2014 8_6_14 (2)   (964kb)

N-PAC FY 2014 General Meeting Calendar

N-PAC Chair: CDR Anitra Johnson (

Phone: 410-786-0609

N-PAC Secretary: CDR Reginald Smith (

Phone: 301-443-9138


N-PAC Voting Members List FY 2015

N-PAC Subcommittee Co-Chairs and Ex Officio List FY 2015



N-PAC Chair 2014 Welcome Letter

CLICK HERE to View Prior N-PAC Meeting Minutes and Presentations 

Nurses’ Voices Page


Please Nominate! The MANE and Lucille Woodville Awards are Currently Excepting Nominations

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in About N-PAC, Announcements, Home Page | Comments Off

 The MANE and Lucille Woodville awards are excepting nominations.       To nominate or to ask questions, please contact:       CDR Tessa Brown and CDR Cubie Beasley NPAC Awards Subcommittee, at and for more information.  ...

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The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) requests nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor for the 2013-2016 term

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Welcome | Comments Off

JOAG - Call for Nominations for JOAG Senior Advisor   The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) requests nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor for the 2013-2016 term.    JOAG is the voice for junior officers in the Commissioned Corps and is responsible for advising the Office of the Surgeon General on matters that affect junior officers. Per Article III, Section 9 of the JOAG Bylaws, the JOAG Senior Advisor is an Ex-Officio member that must demonstrate willingness and the ability to serve along with providing guidance, as needed, to best...

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Providers Needed in Rapid Deployment Force 5!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Welcome | Comments Off

 RDF-5 provides assistance to state, local and tribal health authorities throughout the United States in caring for people displaced by public health emergencies who need special medical attention.  We are currently recruiting qualified physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners to join our cohesive team.  Candidates for RDF-5  We are seeking motivated individuals from across the country who would be excited to apply their skills to serve those in great need during times of emergency.  You would be part of a well-trained team...

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Webinar on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 : How State Health Agencies Can Support the Physical Activity Guidelines through School-Based Strategies, Initiatives and Programming

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Welcome | Comments Off

Featured speakers     Kathleen Janz, EdD Professor Department of Health and Human Physiology Department of Epidemiology University of Iowa PAG Midcourse Report Subcommittee Member    Tiereny Lloyd, MPH Director Let’s Move! Active Schools American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Brenda Fitzgerald, MD Commissioner and State Health Official Georgia Department of Public Health    Elizabeth Walker Romero, MS Senior Director, Health Improvement Association of State and Territorial Health Officials     ...

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Junior Officers (O-2 – O-4) and Senior Officers (O-5 – Flag Officers) Needed for JOAG Job Shadowing Program in the Washington, DC Area, CDC (Atlanta Area) and IHS (Navajo Area)

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Welcome | Comments Off

The JOAG Professional Development Mentoring Subcommittee is expanding the JOAG Job Shadowing Program to the Washington, DC Area, CDC (Atlanta Area) and IHS (Navajo Area).  Job shadowing is a professional, career development and exploration activity that offers junior officers an opportunity to spend time with senior professionals currently working in a career field of interest. Junior officers who participate in job shadowing will observe the day-to-day activities of senior officers in the Commissioned Corps, explore various leadership and...

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How to Join N-PAC

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in About N-PAC | Comments Off

Many times, people ask “How do I join the N-PAC?”  The N-PAC is open to all members, and we encourage you to get started by joining the PHS Nursing Listserv.  You can also begin by joining the N-PAC general membership conference calls held every third Friday of the month. Visit the listserv page of the website for instructions on how to join the PHS Nursing Listserv.  It is the primary way N-PAC leadership communicates with its members.  Important information about deployments, policy, meetings, programs and...

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N-PAC Meeting Minutes & Presentations

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in About N-PAC | Comments Off

September 2014–LCDR Sherri Wheeler  (1,352 kb) August 2014  (283 Kb) August 2014–Workplace Bullying by Paula Grubb, Ph.D  (531 kb) May2014NPACKelly–CAPT Robinson Behavioral Health ppt  (994 kb) April 2014  (324 kb) February 2014  (379.53kb) Prospective Study of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ 2004 Tobacco Ban  (2.88 MB) 2014 NPAC Survey  (2,205kb) The Weight of the Nation (1,011kb) January 2014  (322kb) Jan2014 NPAC Swider National Prevention Strategy ppt  (2MB) December 2013  (337 kb) Dec2013 NPAC Schill’s NIOSH...

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