Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee



The Nurse Professional Advisory Committee (N-PAC) is a chartered committee comprised of USPHS Commissioned Corps Nurse Officers to advise the Office of the United States Surgeon General (OSG), and our Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) as an OSG representative appointed by the Surgeon General, on issues relating to the professional practice and the personnel activities of the Category, and to support initiatives and program activities under the direction of OSG and CNO guidance. The N-PAC carries out its functions on behalf of all USPHS nurses: active duty, ready reserve, and Commissioned Corps nursing student trainees (COSTEPs). 


The N-PAC serves as a resource in an advisory capacity and provides subject matter expertise through N-PAC Leadership related to PHS, the Category, and professional disciplines. These activities include assessing PHS officer needs and assisting in meeting those needs through recruitment, training, utilization, and recognition of officers; Identifying and facilitating resolution of issues of concern; Promoting cooperation and communication, advancing science and technical knowledge, and improving professional practice, including the dissemination of OSG approved best practices and guidance; and Serving as force multipliers to promote SG priorities as directed by OSG.

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N-PAC Monthly Meeting Information

N-PAC General Body Meetings for FY2022 will be monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

N-PAC General Body Meetings

  • November 18, 2021 @ 1500 EST   :  CAPT Brown and CDR Rhynes Presentation USPHS Ready Reserve

Meeting number: 2760 422 0852
Password: pyGMY87TGP3$ (79469878 from phones)

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+1-415-527-5035 US Toll
Access code: 276 042 20852

For general questions, inquiries, or requests for information related to the USPHS Nurse Professional Advisory Committee (N-PAC), please send an email to:


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