In recent years, USPHS has received overwhelming interest in career opportunities. To manage the current volume of applications amidst organizational changes, it was necessary for us to focus our efforts on professions and positions of most need. As of May 2012 – and until further notice – the Commissioned Corps is not accepting new application packets for this profession. Please refer to the Application
Process Change: Focus on Existing Applicant Pool PDF for more information, and check the Web site or Facebook page for future updates.
As a nurse officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, you will have experiences in your profession, in the community, and in the Nation that are not available in traditional or private practice settings. Nurse officers are valued for their resourcefulness and initiative, performing inpatient and outpatient clinical services for those who have served our country, and those who are among the Nation’s most underserved. You can serve the Nation during public health emergencies, conduct research, review new drugs, impact health policy, and gain clinical leadership while further developing your skills in your profession. As part of a national team of committed health care professionals, you’ll enjoy leadership opportunities, excellent benefits, and work/life balance, all while improving the health of the Nation.
"I invite you to join the Commissioned Corps Nursing Team as a ’Cure for the Common Career’ and as a means to fully utilize a prevention focused, evidenced-based, holistic model of care to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation, especially for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations."
For the most part, Commissioned Corps officers enjoy the same benefits as their counterparts in their sister uniform services. Among the many benefits officers receive are:
- Competitive starting pay that increases with promotions and years of service
- Loan repayment potential
- Health care and dental care for officers at no cost
- Low-cost health care and dental care for your family
- Healthcare benefits continue during retirement
- Low-cost group life insurance
- Thirty days of paid vacation per year – beginning the first year
- Paid sick leave, maternity leave, and Federal holidays
- Retirement plan with benefits elegibility beginning after 20 years of service
- Thrift Savings Plan (retirement saving and investment plan similar to 401(k))
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