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The Taal Volcano erupted. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was closed due to ashfall, thus flights were canceled. Nurse delegates who were on their way to the Philippines could not land in Manila. Many were stranded in Taiwan, China, and Guam before NAIA finally opened three days later.
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Madelyn D. Yu, MSN, RN
President, 2018-2020

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The 2019 State of PNAA Address (SOPA): A Summary
Madelyn D. Yu, MSN, RN
President, 2018—2020

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Since PNAA posted its position statement on COVID-19 last week, here’s the new national developments:
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Emerging Coronavirus (COVID - 19) DiseaseNew

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.
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National Convention Press ReleaseNew

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.
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PNAA AdvisoryNew

The decision to cancel the NCR Conference was not made lightly. After much discussion and consideration, the PNAA Executive Board have decided to cancel the NCR Conference as healthcare organizations are actively managing the response to COVID-19 in their communities.
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NCR CancellationNew

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.
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NaFFAA Launches “Kabilang Ka, Pabilang Ka” Program

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).
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PNAA 2020 Pride Award

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.
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PNAA 2020 Awards Committee

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.
Application Form
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PNAA Leadership Program

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.
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Deadline: February 15, 2020

PNAA Grant Opportunity

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.
Deadline: April 15, 2020


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: April 15, 2020


Contests are open to all PNAA members and non-members. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each design must be submitted individually.
Guidelines/Entry Form
Evaluation Form
Contest End Date: February 29, 2020

2020 PNAA Nursing Scholarship Award

The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) is offering annual scholarship awards to graduate students who are currently pursuing a Master’s Degree, a Post Master’s Degree, or a Doctoral Degree in Nursing.
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PNAA Election 2020 Candidate Nomination/Application Forms

DEADLINE: February 10, 2020, Monday, 12MN (Your Time Zone)

NCEMNA - Public Policy Equity Summit

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.
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2020 PNAA Election

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.
Election Timeline
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Health Fair

January 18, 2020
Piel, Baliwag, Bulacan, PH

NCEMNA Public Policy Leadership Summit

March 23-24, 2020
California Endownment Center Los Angeles, CA

Filipino Global Summit III, 12th International Nursing Conference

January 21-22, 2020
Regency Convention Center, Boracay, PH

41st PNAA Annual National Convention

July 1-5, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

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