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San Diego, CA July 6, 2020 - Mary Joy Garcia-Dia DNP, RN, FAAN was inducted as the new President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc (PNAA) at the conclusion of its 41 st Virtual Annual Convention last Saturday, July 4, 2020. Read More

Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, DNP, RN, FAAN
President, 2020-2022

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Special features and Events

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

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What's new

Press Release 5 July 2020New

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.
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PNAA 41st Annual National & 1st Virtual ConventionNew

Advocacy: "The Power of the Past, The Force of the Future"
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You Can Help Heal Our Nurses: A Virtual Networking

Donations will be put towards critical, intermediate and long term programs that include Mask our Nurse project and Resilience Toolkits to help our nurses for the long haul.
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New Book Release by Phoebe Cabotaje Andes

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.
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Scholarship Award

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.
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National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations Statement on Violence against Black Men

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.
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PNAA Position Statement on George Floyd's Death

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.
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What is US Senate Bill 3599?

PNAA Legislative Committee invites YOU!
SPEAKER: Chairman Bruce A Morrison
WEBINAR: May 21, 2020
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41st Convention Cancelled

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.
Read full announcement as well as how to get your refund here.

PNAA Election 2020 Candidate Nomination/Application Forms

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

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. Each award is given annually for $1,000/semester for a total of $2,000 in one academic year.
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Apply Here
Deadline: May 13, 2020 2PM PST


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: May 15, 2020

PNAA Grant Opportunity EXTENDED

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: May 15, 2020

PNAA 2020 Pride Award

Two awards will be given:
OUTSTANDING NEWSLETTER AWARD (given to a local chapter that publishes quality newsletter on a regular basis)
OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL AWARD (given for an editorial column of a local newsletter)
Policy and Procedure
Scoring Tool
Deadline: May 30, 2020

Asian American and Pacific Islander Nurses’ Experience During COVID-19 Pandemic

The ASU Institutional Review Board has approved this study that will recruit nurses of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent to complete an anonymous survey which should take approximately 10 minutes.
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NOMELEC Advisory

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.
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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 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
Scoring Tool

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


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

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
Call for Nominations

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