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Dear PNASD Members,
I hope that this message finds you well and safe. It has been a year since I started my term last July 4, 2020. Prior to my term, we launched the COVID-19 Task Force Committee on April 3, 2020. We were in a volatile, uncertain, chaotic... read more

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

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The 2020 State of PNAA Address (SOPA): A Summary
Madelyn Yu, MSN, RN
PNAA President, 2018-2020

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National Excellence Achievement Awards

PNAA National Excellence Achievement Awards will be given out to selected awardees every year during the PNAA Annual Convention under the following categories:

  1. Clinical Staff Nurse
  2. Nurse Administrator
  3. Nurse Researcher/Scientist
  4. Nurse Educator
  5. Nurse Entrepreneur
  6. Community and Population Health Nurse
  7. Nurse Informaticist
  8. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  9. DAISY Nurse Award for Advancing Health Equity - Team Award (NEW 2021)
DEADLINE: May 30, 2021
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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:
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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.
Full Details and How to Apply
DEADLINE: May 15, 2021


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.
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DEADLINE: May 15, 2021

PNAA 2021 Scholarship Awards

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.
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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, 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).
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Position Statement to Support COVID-19 Vaccination

Since community transmission of COVID-19 was first detected in the United States in February 2020 (, 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.
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Press Release 5 July 2020

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 Convention

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)

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