PNA NJ Detours to a New Horizon ... the GPS Way
The journey of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey takes a detour as it positions itself in the global system of the nursing profession. The milestone originated from the organizations involvement in the 4th Magnet application of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital through its Middlesex PNANJ subchapter. As part of RWJUH mentorship goal, PNANJ was asked to be a partner and collaborator in their initiative to mentor a foreign based hospital as it embarks to its Magnet status. PNANJ represented by Miss Mae Guzman, VP was invited by the Magnet interviewing committee to vouch for the role of the ethnic organization in the RWJUH pursuit of its mission and vision. As she articulates the Middlesex subchapters accomplishments locally, internationally and also within the confines of RWJUH she effectively portrayed PNANJ’s dynamic pursuit of its own vision and mission and its visible productivity in the nursing profession through its members.
On April 11, 2011 RWJUH celebrated their 4th Magnet designation with the unveiling of an obelisk with Middlesex President Adele de Guzman doing the honor in the presence of Mr. Stephen Jones, CEO and President of RWJUH, Dr. Johnson, CNO and PNANJ President Marley Nicolas and Executive Board and members of Middlesex Subchapter. St. Lukes Medical Center in Manila maybe the first recipient of this collaboration that aims to improve and advance the nursing profession by promoting nursing excellence and advancing its role in the healthcare environment in the Philippines.
Parallel to this achievement PNANJ was honored as the first recipient of NJSNA Organizational Recognition Award during the annual NJSNA Convention held in Atlantic City last March 30, 2011.
The award was given by newly elected President Mary Ann Donohue in the presence of the Elders of PNANJ headed by Phoebe Andes, founder and first President of PNANJ and a multitude of PNANJ members who cheered as current PNANJ President Marley Nicolas acknowledged the award as an affirmation of the organization’s important contribution to the state of New Jersey in the field