The Project to introduce the nursing profession to high school students was a SUCCESS!!! Approximately 130 Filipino students (5 classes) from Cerritos High School and GAHR High School attended the PNASC led project headed by Ms. Dory Tillano and Ms. Gina delos Reyes in coordination with Ma’am Mizriam Oliva, a Filipino teacher from the ABC School District. Volunteers in this project included: Dr. Reggie Valerio (PNASC president); Mr. Roland Santos (PNASC President-elect); Ms. Patricia Mercure (Assistant Director of Nursing, CNI College); Ms. Darlene Ruiz and Victor Eleazar (ADN students, CNI College).
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Last Tuesday, November 13, 2018, PNA Southern CA led by President Dr. Reggie Valerio and PNASC West LA Subchapter President Victoria de Leon, fulfilled its civic responsibility with a Meet and Greet of the Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles Office. Adelio Angelito S. Cruz, Consul General and Ma. Dolores C. Sales, Cultural Officer and Consular Assistant graciously met with us. It was a very productive meeting. Collaboration with the Los Angeles Philippine Consulate produced active participation in community outreach and collaborative partnerships. More to come.
Our Morongo Fundraising has concluded and with more than 100 attendees, it was just phenominally successful!
Thank you to all the members of the PNASC executive board and advisory council who worked hard to make this event possible headed by our rockstar project leader, Maria Sagun! Importantly, THANK YOU to our supportive families, friends, colleaugues, and generous DONORS!!! While we made Morongo today an inch richer, this project was truly for a GREAT CAUSE— education on wheels for nurses and the proceeds will benefit our scholarship and outreach programs.
To view pictures taken at the event, please visit our photos page.
The 2019 PNASC Scholarship is now available in our Forms page. Please log in to your PNASC account and click the forms link, within the Members Only section or at the bottom of the page.
Not a member yet? Please click the "Join" menu and fill up an application.
Please see the letter below. It is a letter from the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) to Congress on the 2018 Commission on Mass Shootings. PNAA is one of the 96 organizations who joined AAN in the commitment to keep children, parents, families, teachers, responders, and administrators safe. We are writing to urge Congressional leadership to launch a bipartisan National Commission on Mass Shootings within the next thirty days.
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Please check out our President's Message section. President's Message - A Year in Review 2017 has been posted.
Also check out our PNASC 2018 Lobby Day Contest. For more information, please see the prior news post.
PNASC 2018 Lobby Day Contest
Together Affecting Change
Come and participate!
What is Lobby Day-? A day when nursing organizations including CANP (California Association of Nurse Practitioners) shows its strength at the State Capitol by bringing NPs face-to-face with legislators. Nurses learn about the coming year’s legislative issues and meet with legislators to help advance Nurse Practitioners agenda. This annual event is always exciting and inspirational, leaving participants empowered to continue the conversation at the local level.
When is Lobby Day? May 1, 2018 at Sacramento, CA
Current Senate Bill on agenda: SB 491 introduced by Senator Ed Hernandez (who is an Optometrist) authorizing Nurse Practitioners in CA full practice authority. Other healthcare bills which CANP support advocating for our patients will also be discussed.
PNASC Lobby Day Contest Purpose:
*** Winner will receive $300 reimbursement to help cover Lobby Day fee, travel & hotel. Winner will be notified by Mar 10, 2018.
Together Affecting Change
PNASC Legislative Committee
Velma Yep (Chair), Dorian Tillano, Isidro Sarmiento & Adolfo Famas
To establish an organized mechanism for keeping the general membership informed of current legislation and proposals for changes that will directly/indirectly affect the nursing profession.
Recommended Action plans for 2017-2018 goals:
a) attend Lobby day 2018 in Sacramento.
b) attend local town hall meetings regarding issues on healthcare
c) provide PNASC constituents and members of current healthcare legislative issues
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