Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee



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 USPHS Commissioned Corps Nurse Officers from all U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies (OPDIVS), as well as Non-HHS agencies supported by the USPHS Commissioned Corps.  The N-PAC 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 federal nurses, both HHS, and Non-HHS, including contract nurses, tribal nurses, and Commissioned Corps nursing student trainees (COSTEPS). 

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N-PAC Monthly Meeting Information

N-PAC General Body Meetings for FY2021 will be November, February, April, June (tentative), and August

N-PAC General Body Meetings

  • February 18, 2021 @ 1300 EST
  • April 22, 2021 @ 1300 EDT
  • August 19, 2021 @ 1300 EDT

 General Body Meeting – April 22, 2021 @ 1300 EST

Meeting Information:
Meetin Link
Meeting number: 199 352 1811

Password:  umJfc3d7qe?2 (86532337 from phones)

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N-PAC Chair FY2021: CDR Gia Lawrence

N-PAC Secretary FY2021: CAPT Misty Rios

N-PAC Chair Elect FY2022: LCDR Anna Zimmerman

N-PAC Secretary Elect FY2022: LCDR Carrie Schuler



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