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The Heritage: PNASD Newsletter Special
Newsletter Editor: LTJG Trishia Carinio, NC, USN
If you have any interesting PNASD events/activities that you would like to be included in our future newsletter issues, please send articles with pictures with “The Heritage” or “PNASD Newsletter” in the subject line to Trishia (, Marlon (, and our President, Maria Luisa (Merlie) Ramira (  
Maraming Salamat!
Featured Articles
Past Events
  • The 36th PNAA National Convention in Hawaii:
    More stories told by the PNASD Delegates

    -    Thanksgiving mass
    -    PNAA Picnic Day
Upcoming Events
  • PNASD Family Picnic
    August 16, 2015 -- Mission Bay Drive
  • San Diego Black Nurses Association Health Exposition
    August 22, 2015 -- Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
    Contact: Crisabel Ramos -
  • 3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device Packaging Conference
    September 24-25, 2015 -- Hilton San Diego Del Mar
  • Fil-Am Festival -- October 10, 2015
  • 10th PNAA International Nursing Conference
    January 26-30, 2016 -- Diamond Hotel, Philippines
  • 10th PNAA Western Region Annual Conference
    April 15-16, 2016 -- Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, AZ
  • More events and information to come
Featured Articles
Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. 

Report from the President One Year Later

Aloha from the beautiful island of Hawaii, the site of the 36th PNAA Annual National Convention! Warm congratulations and sincere thank you to the Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii (PNAH), for their unprecedented hospitality and exceptional teamwork in hosting the National Convention. Our convention theme: Transforming Nursing Through Leadership and Empowerment, represented PNAA’s shared vision and collaboration among chapters and with other professional organizations in the Campaign for Action for the Future of Nursing.

We celebrated our annual event by sharing PNAA’s accomplishments and visions for the future. During the 36th National Convention, we continued to focus on promoting nursing excellence, through education, research, professional networking and recognition of nursing achievements. Our program initiatives for the year were focused on strengthening PNAA’s sustainability and taking actions toward the future of nursing through the involvement of new generation of nurses and strengthening the organization’s finances, membership and leadership .

With great pride, I thank the PNAA Executive Board, Committee Chairs, Chapter Presidents, PNAA leaders and colleagues, who worked with me and shared a common vision in leading, empowering and transforming nursing by bringing PNAA to greater heights. We did it and will continue to Lead, Empower and Transform healthcare through nursing!

I am very pleased to share the attached PNAA Highlights presented at the General Assembly on July 25, 2015. This report contains Part 1 of 2 parts. Part 2 will include RVP and Committee Reports and Summary of Comments from the General Assembly. PNAA President's Report to the General Assembly 7-25-2015.pdf

Leticia C. Hermosa
Leticia C. Hermosa, JD, PhD, MSN, RN
PNAA President, 2014-2016
Past Events
The 36th PNAA National Convention in Hawaii:
More stories told by the PNASD Delegates

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Mass 

Rose Marie Ferrer, PNASD Member

It is a customary tradition that after the all the celebration and fun activities, a Thanksgiving mass is held for members to attend to thank the Lord with all the blessings, success post-convention. The mass was officiated by Monsignor Thaddeus Mercado. The mass was followed by picnic. 
(Jo, Merlie, Chona, Vickie, Gil)
(Lourdes & Gil DePerio)
(Erlinda and Ed Mascardo)
(Tessie and Deacon Porciuncula)
(Deacon Manny, Tessie, Bob and Dorothy)
Sunday, July 26, 2015
PNAA Picnic Day

Tessie Porciuncula, PNASD Board Member

PNAHA always put out the best. Our final fellowship was the picnic at the Ala Moana Park by the beach. Assorted Filipino foods were served and mostly Ilocano dishes to boot. It was a treat for the attendees to taste a variety of vegetables dishes. We thank the PNAH for a great job with the convention and their unending hospitality. Thank you to Dorothy Brown, our photographer and PNASD Parliamentarian for all the beautiful pictures, our memories of the wonderful, exciting 2015 PNAA Hawaii National Convention.
See you all in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 15-16, for the 2016 PNAA Western Region Conference and Leadership Institute!
Upcoming Events

Annual PNASD Picnic Day
Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 10 am until 3 pm

PNASD Chapter and PNASRC Subchapter

Cordially invites Family & Friends to the Annual Summer Picnic
De Anza Cove Picnic Shelter, Mission Bay

For those who have the white PNASD T-shirt with new logo, please wear it, or you can also wear the PNASD blue shirt or the PNASD white shirt, for photo shoots.
If you do not have those shirts, it's fine too, come and enjoy the picnic.

Entrees: Filipino/Mexican Dishes (provided)
(Picnic Sponsor: Sue Fortuno of Generations HealthCare)
  • Games
  • Line Dancing
  • 50/50 Opportunity Drawing

PNASD Attendees: Please bring appetizers and desserts
A-M - Appetizer
N-Z – Dessert

Address:  3000 East Mission Bay Drive,
San Diego 92109

From 1-5 South - Exit 22 Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive. Turn left on Clairemont Drive. Turn right onto Mission Bay Dr. Drive approximately half a mile. Turn Left on De Anza Rd. Enter parking lot on left and look for a blue roof picnic shelter on your right with PNASD banner.

From 1-5 North - Exit 22 Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive. Turn Right Clairemont Drive. Turn right Mission Bay Dr. Follow above instructions.

                                Vivian Sanderlin
                                PNASD Marketing

3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device Packaging Conference

September 24-25, 2015

On Friday, September 25 at 8:45, PNASD will be participating in the  SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS: ANSWERING TO THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CONCERNS.
As the healthcare landscape navigates towards a patient-centric driven industry, it is more important than ever that medical device manufacturers produce products that fit seamlessly into this model. Oftentimes the deciding factor for devices selected ends with the nurse or clinician choosing the most appropriate product for the patient. Ease-of-use, sterilization abilities and historical success rates are just a few examples of the elements customers evaluate in choosing a medical device. By inviting nurses and other clinicians to lead small groups and analyze packaging from medical devices provided by conference attendees, engineers will have the unique and valuable opportunity to receive first-hand feedback from healthcare providers.

The 10th PNAA International Nursing

Conference in cooperation with  the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. and
Association of  Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing, Inc. -Lead Empower and Transform-Let’s Do IT!
January 26-30, 2016
Preconference Activities:
Tues:       Jan 26 PNAA Balik Turo
Wed:       Jan 27  Research Day, VENUE: TBD

International Conference Proper
Thu:    Jan 28 Conference Day 1 at Diamond Hotel
Fri       Jan 29 Conference Day 2 at Diamond Hotel
Sat      Jan 30 PNA GK at Piel, Bulacan Visit (optional)

                  Roxas Blvd, cor, J. Quintos St.

Inquiries!! Please email  to May Mayor, Chair , 10th International Conference @
Dr. Rey Rivera, PNAA Education Committee Chair for interest in podium and poster presentations.

Hello Current Members of PNASD, we are issuing you a challenge!

This year of 2015, the PNASD is striving to gain at least 50 new members into the PNASD before the end of this year.  

We are working toward our Association’s transition into a 503c tax status for our San Diego Chapter.   The PNASD accepts members who are of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

We are strongly encouraging each of you to reach out to a minimum of TWO:

Co-workers   -   Colleagues   -   Nursing students   -   Retired nurses
  • Both non-Filipino and Filipino nurses 
  • LVN – ADN  – BSN – MSN – Ph.D. – DNP status
  • Any field of nursing practice
  • Anywhere in San Diego County
Provide them a hard copy membership form or this PNASD website link and encourage them to join.

We want to see an increased number of members and for all members to volunteer, attend business meetings, join committees, and attend our functions throughout the year.

Please keep track of what nurses you refer.  A special treat will be given to the current PNASD member who recruits the most new members!

Thank you to everyone,

Mollie Nunn, RN                       Merlie Ramira, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN
PNASD member                       PNASD President 2014-2016, 

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