message from the pnaa president
United We Stand
On January 6, 2021, we witnessed chaos and civil unrest in Capitol Hill. The story elicited sad and painful emotions as we try to comprehend senseless injuries and loss of lives. Read More
Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN
A wave of harassment and attacks on Asian-Americans increased by 149 percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the data published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The intentional assault and hate crimes on Asian Americans have been increasing since 2020, with several incidents occurring in areas with high Asian-American population:
Looking for a way to advance your professional development? Want to take advantage of an opportunity to interact with students, researchers and practitioners to present your new and innovative work and to obtain feedback from a national audience of your peers? Consider writing an abstract and submit it for a poster presentation. Abstract submissions are being accepted now for the 42nd Annual Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) National Convention which will be held virtually due to COVID19 concerns.
The purpose of the PNAA Grant isto support research studies and evidence-based practice (EBP) or quality improvement (QI) projects. The goal of the grant funding is consistent with the PNAA mission to uphold the positive image of PNAA members as scholars, promote professional excellence, and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society. Pilot/feasibility research studies, QI and EBP projects are preferred. The grant funding is designed to facilitate PNAA members’ contributions to the development and advancement of nursing scholarship through research, education, and practice.
The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) is offering annual scholarship awards to its members who are currently pursuing a Master's Degree, a Post Master's Degree, or a Doctoral Degree in Nursing. Non-nursing programs are considered with additional eligibility criteria.
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Organizations Announce Partnership with Project Firstline
WASHINGTON – Project Firstline and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), announce AANHPIProjectFirstline.org, along with partners: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), Papa Ola Lokahi and Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF).
Since community transmission of COVID-19 was first detected in the United States in February 2020 (www.cdc.gov, April 17, 2020), we have joined other health professionals such as physicians, scientists, essential workers, hospital and health system leaders to urge American Community to protect themselves, their neighbors, and their loved ones amidst the worst global health crisis in generations.
The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) and CGFNS International, Inc. have signed a resolution to encourage Filipino nurses coming to the U.S. to use ethical recruiters that have been certified by the Alliance for International Ethical Recruitment Practices (Alliance), and to encourage staffing and placement firms to seek Alliance certification. The goal is to the ensure recruitment of nurses to the U.S. is fair, ethical, and transparent.
Advocacy: "The Power of the Past, The Force of the Future"
Join the author, Phoebe Cabotaje Andes, as she takes you through her childhood in the thick jungle of the Caraballo and Cordillera Mountains in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines during World War II with her parents and the guerrilla hospital unit. While constantly on the move and hiding from the Japanese Military, life can be desperate yet inspirational.
The purpose of this award is to encourage and provide support to members pursuing a Master’s Degree, Post Master’s Certificate Degree, or Doctoral Degree in Nursing. The Scholarship Committee will be responsible for developing, reviewing, and communicating criteria for academic scholarship awards available to PNAA members.
The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) is outraged, and calls for justice and accountability of law enforcement and institutional structures. Once again, a Black man, George Floyd, has been senselessly killed, before our eyes on national television.
As nurses, when we hear “I can’t breathe,” experience and intuition prompt us to drop whatever it is we are doing and quickly respond to a rescue situation. That is what makes the image of a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd so haunting and disturbing- the story has resonated deeply.
PNAA reached a decision to cancel the 41 st PNAA National Convention scheduled on July 1-5, 2020 to comply with government and health regulations as an outcome of COVID-19 pandemic.