Nurse officers in the Corps:
- Perform traditional clinical services, including inpatient and outpatient care ranging from newborn care to geriatric services, from obstetrics to orthopedics to mental health, from prevention services to chronic care or acute disease management.
- Conduct research.
- Manage the review and approval of drugs and medical products.
- Respond to public health emergencies.
- Develop and implement national health policies.
- Develop and implement clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based reports on health care.
- Coordinate prevention and education efforts on a variety of public health issues.
- Develop nursing training and education programs for basic and advanced practice nurses.
The focus is on improving clinical care for an entire community of patients. While there is plenty of direct patient care, there are opportunities to work on organized national disease prevention and health promotion programs that can make an impact on disease rates, health disparities, and individual patients' lives.
Nurse officers in the Commissioned Corps work throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in other Federal agencies and programs, including the following:
If you are a nursing student or nurse interested in the Commissioned Corps, take the next step! E-mail us your questions, call us at 800-279-1605, or apply online now.