PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
An organization responsive to Filipino-American nurses' needs and a positive force in the world arena of nursing
Madelyn D. Yu, MSN, RN
We are going into our 4th week of providing updates with the help of our chapter presidents together with our RVPs and COPRs. We cannot thank you enough for your diligence in sharing this critical information. This is one of the ways that we can connect and understand what is truly going on in your backyard, aside from the information that we receive in the local news.
On behalf of the PNAA Nomination & Election Committee (NOMELEC), thank you for your genuine service and dedication as a member of our health care profession. During this challenging COVID-19 pandemic, we salute many of you who are in the frontline saving other people’s lives and pray for those who are affected by this vicious and unrelenting coronavirus.
I would like to take this moment to personally thank you for your hard work during these unprecedented times. The majority of our Executive Board are fulfilling frontline work overseeing daily operations to respond to patient care and staffing needs, huddles with management to communicate changing CDC and hospital guidelines, and stepping up to the plate working at the bedside at their hospitals or facilities.
PNAA continues to monitor the COVID pandemic across our chapters. We appreciate our RVPs, chapter presidents and members who continue to provide first-hand information and pulse on what is happening on the frontline. So, what has happened since my last update a week ago and how are our chapters doing and coping with COVID?
1. Worldwide cases=332,000 deaths=14,450; US cases=32,000, deaths=4002.
Since PNAA posted its position statement on COVID-19 last week, here’s the new national developments:
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) initially reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 31, 2019, is a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On January 30, 2020, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency.
PNAA is doing its due diligence in monitoring updates on COVID-19 issued by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We take this pandemic situation seriously, and we conducted an emergency meeting to assess how this situation will affect our organization’s upcoming 41st National Convention that will be held on July 1-5 in San Diego, California.
PNAA is cognizant of the travel advisories that have been issued by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the newly discovered coronavirus. As an organization, we recognize the pandemic impact to public health and the directives from academic and healthcare organizations in taking precautions to protect its workforce by suspending international business travels along with domestic travels to conferences or large gatherings.
New York, NY (March 2, 2020) – As part of their Northeast Regional Federation Forum, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will host a Census Community Engagement Launch in partnership with the 2020 Census at the Philippine Center in New York City on March 21, 2020, Saturday at 1pm to 5pm. The event is free and open to the public (Space is limited. RSVP is required).
The Philippine Nurses Association of America announces the PRIDE Awards for Newsletters. Local chapters may now submit their newsletters for consideration for the PRIDE awards. Editors are requested to submit a pdf file of at least two issues of your chapter's newsletters from the previous year. The submission must be done electronically.
Award Committee will publish in PNAA Web page and Inside PNAA search for outstanding Filipino-American Nurses. Regional Vice Presidents are encouraged to invite committee members to join regional meetings to campaign and answer questions.
The iLDP (Leadership Development Program) is an eight-week online program that offers tools, resources, and learning experiences on concepts of organizational leadership. The iLDP is an intense, yet very rewarding, program that involves weekly online learning, interactions with peers, and creation of a project management plan.
The purpose of the PNAA Grant is to 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.
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.
DEADLINE: February 10, 2020, Monday, 12MN (Your Time Zone)
The purpose of this year’s Summit is engage NCEMNA member Associations and representatives of the broader community in an important conversation around policy issues involving health equity that are critical to the support of minority health issues.
Greetings! In behalf of the NOMELEC Committee, I write to announce the start of the 2020 PNAA Election Season. It is a great opportunity for our members to be heard and help determine the new set of PNAA Officers. They are the leaders who will continue to steer our remarkable organization for better and greater things in the next two years to come.
January 18, 2020
March 23-24, 2020
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July 1-5, 2020