About the Committee


The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) is authorized by Section 851 of the Public Health Service Act (PDF - 193 KB) as amended by Public Law 105-392.

Public Law 92-463 governs the Council, and sets standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. NACNEP was established as the Advisory Council on Nurse Training on September 4, 1964 and renamed in 1988.

Charter (PDF - 40 KB)


The Advisory Council advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary and Congress on policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, nursing education and nursing practice improvement.

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