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Nurses
on behalf of PNAA
Nurses
HEAL OUR

The Philippine Nurses Association of America and the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation, Inc. initiated the COVID-19 Task Force with the goal of assessing the overall state and well-being of our members and the impact of the pandemic to our nursing profession and the public.

 

The task force gathered the lived experiences of our frontline staff from different regions and chapters. The overall feedback matched descriptions of individuals who experienced psychological trauma associated with loss of lives and feelings of helplessness.  Some of our members reported exposure to COVID-19, being on quarantine and demands for and lack of personal protective equipment. Feelings of fear, uncertainty, pain of seeing fellow nurses/family members admitted in critical care units and grief are a common theme. 

PNAAF President's  Outgoing Message

 

I have been browsing on old Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) convention and gala                 pictures, and they made me smile, wide eyes and                     gasps as I remembered some happy memories                      from 23 years of joining this prestigious, one and                   only Filipino nurses' organization in America.                      Looking back, I was an excited "newcomer," 53 years Old, three children, at my prime as a nurse-entrepreneur, looks pretty and smiling in pictures with my late husband Eddie, and wears high heels., and tagging along with past President Ampy dela Paz, who introduced me to PNAA as Board member of PNA Metro Houston, in Texas. Now, I am 76 very senior, widow, eight grandchildren, still an entrepre- still looking pretty and smiling, immediate past President of PNAA Foundation (PNAAF), from 2015 to June 2019 (two terms) and remained active paid member of PNAA and a committed PNAAF Council of Trustees.

My warm greetings of gratitude to both PNAA and PNAAF.

Merlita Velasquez

PNAAF President, 2017-2019

PNAA / PNAAF 5K Virtual Walk 2020
10K Walk / Run Update

As I was walking and meditating, this Motto came into my mind: Physical Health + Spiritual Health = Mental Health

Mental Health = Spiritual Health + Physical Health

I believe in this.

By Araceli Antonio, MS, RN

On July 1, 2020, at 7:30 AM, I met our group of 12 walkers/runners and a cheering squad of 4 PNANC members at the Pacifica Pier to embark on the 10 K Walk/Run fundraising event for the PNAAF’s leadership educational programs. Everyone was excited to be part of the first virtual 10 K Walk/Run  endeavor, to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and to savor the spectacular views of the ocean as we posed for our pictures and got ready to tackle the hills and the miles ahead. I insured that all came prepared to observe our Covid 19 precautions and we broke up into 3 groups so that we could maintain our social distance. Our cheering squad came with bottles of water to hand out both at the start of the walk and at Linda Mar Beach.

Special Features and Events
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Hotel Accommodations:

Atlanta Marriott Marquis # 404-521-0000

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303

A dedicated website is now available for all attendees to book hotel rooms online:

Room Rate: $ 189/night + taxes & fees https://book.passkey.com/e/49694515

PNAA
ENGR. DENIS AND DR. ANICETA ABOBO VISTA
DR. EDDIE AND MERLITA VELASQUEZ
TESSIE PUYO OCULTO
PNA MICHIGAN
ENGR. PRECIOUS AND ALICE ANDAM
PNA METRO DC INC.
MAJOR (RET.) LEONICIA ICAYAN
DR. MA. ROSARIO GONZALES
DR. ANTONIO AND MARISSA BANAGAN USMAN
DR. LORNA IMPERIAL
ENGR. LEO SIRUNO AND JOSEPHINE APARRI
LARRY AND LUZ NEWELL
GARY AND OPHELIA FRAZIER
DR. WILLIAM AND NANCY HOFF
DR. EL AND AMOR CASTRO AND FAMILY
RENATO AND MARIA ETRATA
SALLY ANI
ENGR. MANUEL AND DR. ROSARIO ESTRADA
MAGDALENA CARLAY
TITA RAVI
RONNIE AND TINA SALVADOR

CIRCLE OF TRUSTEES ($10,000 or More)
Whats New!

The 5th International Collaborative Conference

What is collaboration? As defined by Merriam Webster is to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve benefit. Collaboration enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and common purpose.

PNAA/PNAAF Legacy Building Campaign Donors

PNAA = 225,000.00, Engr. Denis and Dr. Aniceta Abobo Vista = 52,500.00, Dr. Eddie and Merlita Velasquez = 30,000.00,  Tessie Puyo Oculto = 15,000.00, PNA Michigan = 12,500.00, Engr. Precious and Alice Andam = 10,000.00

The Legacy Headquarters Quarterly Meeting Report

Ownership of the Property: The Deed of Sale was filed by Atty. Lee Lederman. The transfer of ownership from Absolute Property Management (Arthur Lauri) to the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation, Inc. (Merlita Velasquez) was recorded in the County of Middlesex on January 8. 2019. Property Tax = the November to December 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 were included in the Closing Payments on November 26, 2018

Highlights of 39th PNAA Annual Convention

Excitement was apparent in everyone’s face as we entered the beautiful and spacious lobby of Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Hudson River in New Jersey! It was July 24, 2018 when delegates from all over the US started to arrive for the Annual Convention. Many see each other only once a year and so the scene was like a homecoming event with hugs, kisses, laughter, etc. 

On July 25, the President, Dino Doliente III convened his Executive Board with PNAAF President Merlita Velasquez and Executive Director, Annie Vista. This was his last administration meeting and final reports were presented by the Officers and Committee Chairs. The past two years were very productive and a long list of achievements was presented by the President. The afternoon was the COP (Circle of Presidents) meeting, then Regional meeting followed by the Town Hall meeting with the President.

Legacy Headquarter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Blessing

Owning a permanent home and headquarters has been a long time dream of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) and the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF). This year, 2018, the dream became a reality; a legacy to the Filipino Nurses.  The headquarters is located at 1346 How Lane, North Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901.

PNAAF 2017-2018 Fellowship Award Receipients

​Two Fellows were selected and each awardee will receive $1000 to support a health/nursing research activity or related scholarly project that has implication in nursing practice, education, scholarship, administration and research. The Fellowship is for a one-year period, starting in July 2017 and ending in July 2018. 

PNAA 38th National Convention and PNAAF Annual Meeting

Never before has there been a special venue such as the last 38th PNAA National Convention held at Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International. The PNAA and PNAAF once again strengthened their relationship and culminated in a meaningful and significant partnership. The event is dubbed a huge success!

PNAA $100K Donation for the PNAA/PNAAF Legacy Building

I came across these momentous pictures and I thought of sending it to all of you for sentimental value. In line with this, I would like to thank all of you again for having that vision and for working so hard unselfishly to fulfill that vision.

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