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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. 

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CIRCLE OF TRUSTEES ($10,000 or MORE)

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


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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.

MERLITA VELASQUEZ
PNAAF President 2017-2019
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WHAT'S NEW!
  • 4 Dec 2019 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    The 2019-2021 PNAAF officers and trustees were inducted in front of the General Assembly during the 40th PNAA Anniversary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This group of men and women, who took the oath of office, take their roles and responsibilities to heart. The officers have the creativity and wisdom to lead the foundation and have un- wavering faith in the hearts of the members.


  • 4 Dec 2019 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    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.

  • 3 Dec 2019 9:01 PM | Anonymous

    Here is the summary of  our patient census/ service activities  during our MSMT/ PNAAF medical mission at n Davao for 4 days , in 4   different towns   Jan 21-24, 2019.  ​I would like to gratefully  acknowledge  all the good   " old " MSMT group  and the  new  volunteers  who joined us  at our very successful  2019 Medical Mission   co- sponsored  by  PNAA Foundation. Drs. Fe, and Mary Jane,  please share this report to  all you wonderful  MD classmates and friends   who    generously volunteered  their valuable time and resources  in joining  us ,It is  a wonder that they dont look their age  and their  stamina and dedication is inspiring.

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