Message from the President

lettyhermosa"With guidance from colleagues and a vision of where we are heading as an organization, I chose three actions words as the theme during my tenure: “Lead, Empower, Transform.” Three simple words, but powerful, challenging, dynamic, and energizing. These are not new concepts. We had leaders since the start of mankind. We have heard “empowerment” a million times. Transformation of healthcare was reconceptualized, when congress passed and the President signed into law, the comprehensive health care legislation. These three powerful words will only have true meaning if we put them into action."

Leticia Hermosa, RN, Esq.
President, PNAA 2014-2016


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Lead, Empower, Transform

"Lead, empower transform: Three simple words, but powerful, challenging, dynamic and energizing. To lead is to do the right thing. It is more than managing people; it is or more than simply accomplishing a task or a project. It is the ability to influence and persuade others to do the right thing. I believe that control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is influence. There is no magic formula, nor a clear definition of an effective leader."

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PNACOH Induction of Officers and Recognition of Members

August 16, 2014 was a most welcomed and anticipated day for PNACOh.  This day was the Chapter’s Induction of Officers and Recognition of Members.  The date was set by all members of our chapter who have participated in the nomination and election process that occurred during the General Assembly meeting on April 2014.

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FilAm Community in DC Commended for Haiyan Work

The Philippine Embassy has commended the Filipino-American Community in the Metropolitan Washington area for the work it has done to support the ongoing rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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New Legislative Updates as of October 2014

In California, the following bills were active: CA A 2155 (Workplace/Overtime) was vetoed by the governor. This bill would have prohibited a nurse employed by the state or in a state facility, from being compelled to work in excess of the regularly scheduled workweek or work shift, except under certain circumstances, including the occurrence of a catastrophic event in a state facility.

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2015 North Central Regional Conference

The Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. with Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois invites you to attend the 16th North Central Regional Conference on April 24-25, 2015 at Embassy Suites O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. More details to follow.

  • Visit official website (coming soon)
  • Conference Brochure (coming soon)
  • Registration Online | By Mail (coming soon)
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About Ebola Virus Disease

At this time, almost all of us have heard of, or have been informed of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Recently, the first case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was diagnosed in the US. The patient was a gentleman from Liberia who traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas. He passed away last October 8, 2014. One of the nurses who took care of this patient was Nina Pham, a 26 year old nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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Malacañang Press Interview with the PNAA President

Dear PNAA Colleagues,
Sharing with you an interview by the TV Malacanang Press during President Aquino's visit in Boston. It was a 15 minute interview but they had to cut it into 4 minutes, so you will notice the sentences cut short. I emphasized the focus of PNAA in having an impact on the Future of Nursing in the US.

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Save the Date! 17th Eastern Regional Conference

The PNAA 17th Eastern Regional Conference will be held on November 7-8, 2014 at the Bally's Hotel and Casino, 1900 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401. For more information, please contact Belle Villafuerte at

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Save the Date! 3rd PNAAF International Collaborative Conference

The 3rd PNAAF International Collaborative Conference will be held on January 22-23, 2015 at Kapis Mansions, Roxas City, Philippines. This year's collaborative conference theme is "Changing Health Care Systems: Opportunities in Nursing Practice and Leadership". See flyer for more details.

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Save the Date! 15th South Central Regional Conference

The PNAA 15th South Central Regional Conference will be held on March 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville Florida 32202. South Central Region comprises the PNA America chapters from Florida, Texas and Georgia. More details to follow.

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