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   The Heritage   
PNASD Newsletter 
2017 December Issue
Newsletter Editors:

Ariane Lovelle M. Luzano, BSN, RN and Trishia P. Carinio, BSN, RN
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 Maraming Salamat!
PNASD Awards and
Congratulations Corner
  • Tessie & Manny Porciunula's 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • Ms. Chona Lutap's Birthday
  • Ms. Britney Taganas passed the NCLEX
  • Ms. Marianne Zurbano passed the AANP National Board Certification
  • Ms. Thessalonica Hilliard received the HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship Award
  • Ms. Dinnah Didulo, a new PhD graduate
  • Ms. Ycel Delacruz, a new FNP-C

Future Events
  • PNASD General Members Meeting
  • Minority Nursing Conference
  • PNASD General Members Meeting and Election of New Officers and Renewed Membership Induction
  • Nurses Week/Nurse Excellence Award Celebration
  • Asian Cultural Festival San Diego
  • PNASD's 44th Anniversary, Induction of New Officers, Scholarship Awards Gala
Recent Events
  • First Valentine's Dinner Dance
  • April General Membership Meeting & 3rd New and Renewed Member Induction and Orientation Program
  • Asian Cultural Festival
  • Nurses Week/ Nurse Excellence Award Celebration
  • Mabuhay Festival
  • Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
  • 4th Induction and Orientation of New and Renewed Members
  • PNAA National Cruise Convention
  • PNASD Picnic
  • Dr. Benjamin Camacho's House Gala
  • Back to School Kickoff
  • Welcome Back Center Symposium
  • 43rd Anniversary and Scholarship Awards
  • Parade Band Foundation / First Aid
  • Paradise Hills Night Market / First Aid
  • PNASD Christmas Party

Happy Winter!

I could not imagine we are already in the ”bers” (September, October, November, December). The year 2017 has passed by so quickly for me and soon, Christmas will be here! I would like to apologize for being delayed in sending the Newsletter and missed publishing the July summer edition. I was waiting for the outcome of the PNAA National Cruise Convention we attended last July 23-30, 2017. The Convention was a memorable experience as PNASD won 3 “First Time” awards: Best Editorial Newsletter award (among 44 PNAA Chapters), Western Region award which includes PNASD Chapter for the Best Outstanding Broadway Presentation at Networking Night. We presented The Lion King and yours truly was one of the Directors. San Diego received a 3rd award for the most outstanding participants on a Filipino Nurse Survey conducted last year by PNAA Research Committee. Please read the day to day write-ups of the Convention on this article.
May I share as well PNASD’s accomplishment from February to September 2017: First Valentine’s Dinner Dance, a successful fundraising                                          
PNASD was granted an office by United States University                                 
3rd Induction and Orientation of New Members last April                                     
Community Health Fairs we collaborated with – USD Employment Fair,
Fil-Am Heritage, Southwestern Graduation Festival, Asian Cultural Festival, Mabuhay Festival, two-day Philippine Cultural Arts Festival to mark the 32nd Anniversary of our Independence with Spain, Back to School Kickoff and Health Fair Expo with SD Black Nurses. We have served a total of 400 clients with 100 volunteers. Thank you for your volunteerism spirit.                           
          4th Induction and Orientation of New Members last July
         PNASD’s Annual Picnic with Family and Friends last August
          PNASD gave 8 Nursing Excellence Awards during our Nurses Week Celebration last May.
          PNASD awarded 11 nursing scholars on its 43rd Anniversary
Thank you for continuing to spread the great news of what PNASD does for its members and the community; My sincere gratitude to you for choosing to be a member, renewing your membership and encouraging new members to join PNASD.

I appreciate your team spirit, dedication, commitment, hard work, camaraderie and friendship. Together, we are accomplishing the mission, vision and goals of this prestigious organization.
Thank you very much. Maraming Salamat Po!

Vivian D. Sanderlin, BSN, RN, PHN
Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego County, Inc.


Ms. Britney Taganas –
passed NCLEX and currently working as an RN.

Ms. Marianne Zurbano –
passed the FNP National Board Certification.
Congratulations to PNASD member, Ms. Thessalonica Hilliard in receiving the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Corps Scholarship Award. Thessa is active with PNASD Community Outreach and Volunteer activities. She is also a volunteer with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) and her training will end on October 2017. Thessalonica is an MSN-FNP student at United States University, San Diego, CA.

Dinnah Didulo –
new PhD Graduate

Ycel Delacruz –
graduation at USU and
new FNP-Board Certification

The Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego County Inc (PNASD) celebrated Valentine’s Day as a fundraising event last February 11, 2017 at the Mira Mesa Senior Center, in San Diego. It was a very successful event, raising a substantial fund to support the scholarship program. This event was attended by approximately 118 guests who enjoyed lively music, line dancing, and ballroom dancing and great food provided by AARP. Through the leadership of Tessie Porciuncula, Chairman of the Event planning, PNASD President Vivian Sanderlin, who invited AARP to sponsor the dinner, and the large number of guests and several Board Members and officers, the party went very well as planned. This is one successful event on a low budget, fun, dressed down and dancing to the end and generated funds for PNASD. Thank you for your commitment, ingenuity and such an invaluable service to the great organization, PNASD FIRST!
Lourdes DePerio, MSN, BSN, RN

April 23, 2017 – General membership meeting and 3rd New and Renewed Member Induction and Orientation Program
CEU – Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia by Mr. Matthew Parcasio
Sharp Healthcare Auditorium, San Diego

Vivian D. Sanderlin – PNASD President

The 3rd Induction and Orientation of New Members of PNASD were held at Sharps Spectrum Auditorium in San Diego, CA. on April 23, 2017. The theme of the event was Happy Earth Day to minimize pollution of Mother Earth by learning to Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle. President Vivian Sanderlin started the program with General Membership meeting followed by an hour presentation of Alzheimer’s disease by Mr. Matthew Parcasio of Live Well Stay Well County of San Diego. The members were presented certificates of Continuing Education unit by attending the lecture. Chairman of New Membership Program, Ms. Cece Echon called out each new member to come forward and receive their certificates of membership. The Oath Taking followed the morning program with 16 new members doing the Oath with the President. After the Induction, each member came up to the microphone to say a few words of why they joined PNASD. They listened afterwards to a presentation by Ms. Fe Delosreyes to “What is it for me to join PNASD”. Certificates, lanyards and gift of soil earth with plants signifying its Earth Day theme were presented to all new Inductees. Below are Testimonials of the new members about their experience with PNASD after the Induction.
Angie Cruz, RN
“It’s been a longtime coming but I am glad I have joined the PNASD! Looking forward to great and productive years ahead. At this early on, I am one proud PNASD member!”
Norine Petrivelli, RN
“What I like about PNASD is it focuses more in utilizing the strength of professional nurses in providing services to the community. On top of that, PNASD is a group of nurses helping other nurses. It’s like “Bayanihan”. I am proud to belong in this organization because not only that it will help me grow professionally, it will also provide me a sense of worth by giving back to the community. Thank you for inducting me.”
Margie Louis, RN
“It is an honor to be a member of PNASD. The Association has made a difference in people’s lives and I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful organization”
Helen Dirolf, RN
“It was a pleasure attending the Oath Taking. The topic of Alzheimer’s was very relevant and well presented! The venue was great! The food was on our very own native taste. Kudos to everyone at PNASD! Keep it up! I will help recruit more members. I signed up in that committee. Thank you”
Violet Rubio, Student Nurse Member
“I will forever be grateful to you and the PNASD for giving me the opportunity to join this prestigious organization. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful organization that feels more like a family. You have given me a sense of belonging and I feel welcome. I want to make you all proud as you have given me motivation to be the best nurse I can be. As a new member I already feel the unity and support. I will work hard to become an asset and to help make PNASD great. I will represent PNASD with pride and honor.
You are all so special, hard working and dedicated. This induction has given me new motivation and excitement about becoming a nurse. I will take PNASD in my heart as I graduate and pass my boards.”



Big Events...
Editor-in-Chief: Ariane Lovelle M. Luzano, BSN, RN and Trishia P. Carinio, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Contributors: PNASD Members
Consultants: Dr. Merlie Ramira,DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN
                          PNAA Regional Vice-President Western Region
Vivian Sanderlin, BSN, RN, PHN, PNASD 2016-2018 President
PNASD Board of Directors


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