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 http://dcp.psc.gov/prescreen/.
NPAC Monthly Meeting Information
N-PAC regularly meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 1300-1500 EST
Friday, August 15, 2014
1300 – 1500 EST
The N-PAC Meeting call in number is: 1-888-455-7451 Passcode is: 4605705#
N-PAC Chair: CDR Marilyn Ridenour (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone: 304-285-5879N-PAC Secretary: LCDR Sherri Wheeler (email@example.com)
The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) requests nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor for the 2013-2016 term
Webinar on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 : How State Health Agencies Can Support the Physical Activity Guidelines through School-Based Strategies, Initiatives and Programming
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)