Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee

Federal Nursing Service Council

Federal Nurse Service Council LogoThe Federal Nursing Service Council (FNSC) was organized in 1943 during the height of World War II to provide a means for easy exchange of information, provide mutual assistance in the consideration of nursing issues, and formulate recommendations regarding federal nursing.1  Originally composed of the Federal Nursing Chiefs, the Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross quickly joined the council.  In 1996, FNSC was expanded to include the Reserve and Guard components of the military nursing services and in 2010 the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing became part of the Council.

Today, the FNSC is a united federal nursing leadership team poised to address tomorrow’s health challenges today. The Council seeks to enhance and strengthen its constituencies; to collaborate and enrich the environment for Federal nurses and those entrusted to their care; and to advance and explore professional issues and leadership. The Council membership consists of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, including Guard and Reserve, Public Health Corps, American Red Cross, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing.

The Council represents over 125,000 nurses with a beneficiary population exceeding 8.5 million. Military nursing, in particular, is a unique segment of public health and as such is sometimes confronted with issues that are not prevalent in the civilian sector. FNSC is a forum to address nursing issues which are uniquely tied to caring for the military member and veterans and nursing practice in the context of armed conflict. The inter-service and inter-agency collaboration provided by FNSC allows for the sharing of best practices and for consensus building to promulgate policies of interest to our entire membership. 

1 Vreeland, Ellwynne M., (1950). Fifty Years of Nursing in the Federal Government Nursing Services, American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp 626-631.

MISSION: Bring together Federal Nursing’s collective leadership and expertise to advance and strengthen professional nursing and enhance partnerships among federal agencies and the American Red Cross.

VISION: United to Address Tomorrow’s Health Care Challenges Today.

FNSC Mission and Vision

STRATEGIC PRINCIPLES & VALUES

 The FNSC is committed to:

  • Recognize the impact of ethical practice has on patient safety and the quality of care. 
  • Influence health delivery systems to eliminate preventable harm.
  • Use and disseminate evidence-based practice principles to create more effective, efficient and safer healthcare environments.
  • Optimize healthcare outcomes through interprofessional practice.
  • Guide and disseminating policy through the translation of education and research.
  • Ensure a collaborative and integrated nursing and other health professional response to advance quality health and wellness through partnerships.
  • Influence the nursing leadership continuum.

Values:       Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality, Leadership, Courage, Innovation, Stewardship

2017-2020 STRATEGIC GOALS:

  • Strengthen nursing leadership to drive positive change in health and health policy.
  • Improve access, quality, and safety to health and healthcare.
  • Enhance partnerships to support readiness, skill sustainment, and inter/intra professional collaboration.

The Council includes the principal executives and deputies of the:

AIR Force | AIR Force Reserve | AIR National Guard | American Red Cross | Army | Army Reserve
Army National Guard | Department of Veterans Affairs | Navy | Navy Reserve
Uniformed Services University | US Public Health Service

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Maj Gen Dorothy A. Hogg

AF Deputy Surgeon General

Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

Dorothy.A.Hogg.mil@mail.mil

Deputy

Col Deedra Zabokrtsky

Deedra.L.Zabokrtsky.mil@mail.mil

Office of the Air Force Surgeon General

7700 Arlington Blvd Suite 5152

Falls Church, VA 22042-5152

703-681-6994

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RDML Tina Davidson

Director, Navy Nurse Corps

Tina.A.Davidson@navy.mil

Deputy

CAPT Deborah Roy

Deborah.E.Roy.mil@mail.mil

      Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

7700 Arlington Blvd

Suite 5136 Room: 1NW452E

Falls Church, VA 22042-5136

703-681-9108

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MG Barbara R. Holcomb

Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Commanding General, USAMRMC Barbara.R.Holcomb.mil@mail.mil

Deputy

COL Melissa Hoffman Melissa.J.Hoffman3.mil@mail.mil

Fort Detrick

US Army Medical Research and

Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Frederick, MD 21702-5000

703-681-3045

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RADM Susan Orsega

USPHS Chief Nurse Officer

Assistant Surgeon General

Sorsega@niaid.nih.gov

Senior Executive Officer

LCDR Chandra Jolley, MSN, BA, RN Chandra.Jolley@nih.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health 5601 Fishers Lane Room 4D49

Bethesda, MD 20852

301-451-2484

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Mrs. Linda McConnell, RN, MSN, FACHE VHA Chief

Nursing Officer

Linda.Mcconnell@va.gov

Deputy

Alan Bernstein MS, RN

Alan.Bernstein@va.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW (10A1)

Washington, DC 20420

202-461-6700
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Dr. Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN

Chief Nurse, American Red Cross Linda.MacIntyre@redcross.org 

Deputy

Sharon A. R. Stanley, PhD, RN, RS COL (ret), US Army

Colsars@gmail.com

American Red Cross

431 18th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

202-303-8763

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Dr. Carol Romano PhD, RN, FAAN

RADM (Ret) USPHS

Dean, Daniel K. Inouye

Graduate School of Nursing

Uniformed Services University of

the Health Sciences

Carol.Romano@usuhs.edu

  Deputy

Dr. Diane Seibert PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP Diane.Seibert@usuhs.edu

Daniel K. Inouye

Graduate School of Nursing

Uniformed Services University

4301 Jones Bridge Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-295-9004

Federal Nursing Service Council Roster


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