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 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). 

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N-PAC Monthly Meeting Information

The Next N-PAC General Body Meeting will be on Friday, February 23, 2018 from Noon to 1 PM EST 

The N-PAC Meeting call in numbers:

Local: (301) 796-7777, Toll Free: (855) 828-1770

Meeting ID: 746 917 426

To Join This Meeting Online:    

  1. Go to the following website: Webex
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: 123456
  4. Click "Join"
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Contact FDA Rich Media at 301-796-333 or for  technical support

All attendees, please record your attendance on the SurveyMonkey by completing the sign-in roster: SurveyMonkey Link

Voting Members, if you are not able to attend, please have your alternative send an email to  Moreover, if the link above does not work for you, please send an email to  Attendance must be received within 24 hours of meeting.

 Please respect this meeting.  Please mute your phone by pressing #5.  Thank you

N-PAC Chair: CDR Heather Skelton (

N-PAC Secretary: CDR Wanda Chestnut (


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