PNAPA

Philippine Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

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Nida Imperial, RN  |   President

Mailing Address: 1125 Daisy Lane, Bensalem, PA 19020

Email:  jayandnidaimperial@yahoo..com

MISSION STATEMENT:

As the official professional organization of Filipino-American Nurses in Pennsylvania, PNAPA will uphold and enhance the positive and professional image and welfare of its constituent members, promote professional excellence and contribute significant outcomes to healthcare and society.

GOALS:

The Goals of Association shall include, but not be limited to:

A. Unify Filipino-American Nurses in Pennsylvania

B. Participate and implement programs in nursing leadership, practice, education and research relevant to professional growth of its members and healthcare needs of the community.

C. Facilitate professional and cultural adjustments of Filipino-American Nurses in Pennsylvania through and in collaboration with PNAA, other health agencies and organizations here in Pennsylvania, throughout the USA and abroad.

D. Participate actively in professional and cultural activities with professional organizations and agencies in the community, nationally and internationally.

E. Participate with legislative and public policies, which directly and indirectly affect healthcare and nursing practices.

History

In 1994, a suggestive idea of forming a Philippine professional nursing organization inPennsylvania never materialized due to the presence of two existing nursing organizations

in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Upon the encouragement of concerned Fil-Am nurses in this region together with the tacit support of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, an association was formed, organized and fully incorporated in Pennsylvania by Ferdinand Luyun, RN in 2006. This association of professional, registered nurses which is now called The Philippine Nurses Association of Pennsylvania, Inc. was fully accepted into the folds of the Philippine Nurses of America(PNAA) in 2007 after meeting all the necessary and stringent requirements.

Its officers and members are enjoying the benefits offered by PNAA by participating in National and Regional Conferences with corresponding educational units (CEUs) and other professional programs. Community service like BP and Blood sugar monitoring are just a part of PNAPAs multi-goals which also include participation in medical missions, educational scholarships, etc.

In 2010, PNAPA sponsored a simple yet much admired 3 day Eastern Regional Conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at King of Prussia, PA.. The conference was the first ever held successfully in the state of Pennsylvania that was filled with appreciative remarks and accolades by conference attendees from all over the US Eastern Seaboard and other states.

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Officers 2011-2013

President
Nida Imperial, RN

President-Elect
Nida Imperial, RN

1st Vice President
Angelo Arocena, RN

2nd Vice President
Medy Arevalo, RN

Secretary
Mary Lou Arocena, RN

Asst. Secretary
Lorileen Bautista, RN

Treasurer
Ninfa Caliguiran, RN

Asst. Treasurer
Anna McCormick Papa, RN

PRO
Marietta Taccad, RN

Auditor
Aileen Bojko, RN

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Winda Almazan, RN
Grace Dengah,  RN
Oliver Lopena, RN
Ruth Luyun, RN
Nellie Birog-Naoe, RN
Miriam Punzalan, RN
Cristina Rosales, RN
Martina Solomon, RN
Norma Yabut, RN
 

Past President
Ferdiand Luyun, RN
(Adviser/Founder)

 Legal Adviser
Jt Mallonga, Esquire

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