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, April 25, 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 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 TBrown2@hrsa.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ...read more
The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) requests nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor for the 2013-2016 term
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...read more
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...read more
Webinar on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 : How State Health Agencies Can Support the Physical Activity Guidelines through School-Based Strategies, Initiatives and Programming
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 ...read more
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)
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...read more
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...read more
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 ppt (3MB) October 2013 (234 kb) July 2013 (610 kb) NPAC Presentation 7-17-2013 (1.15MB) June 2013 (343 kb) June 2013 NPAC_RADM Knebel’s Slides (2.36MB) April 2013 (507 kb) NPAC Lunch and Learn Presentation 4-2013 (1.65MB) March 2013 (352 kb) February 2013 (252 kb) December 2012 (417 kb) November 2012 (468 kb) October...read more