Let’s Do This!

The PNAA has many impactful initiatives that serve the professional needs and advance the career pathways of the Filipino-American nursing community. Current initiatives at a glance include the Resilience Program to build a resilient workforce; Innovation & Research, which offers grant money to members in support of research study and quality improvement; Scholarship Awards to encourage members to advance their nursing education; and Empowerment programs such as the iLDP, Camp Aruga Leadership Bootcamp, Patnubay sa Pagtatagumpay (P3) Formal Mentoring Program, and Leadership Institute. Collectively, these initiatives make up the RISE Program.

From  October 30, 2023, until December 15, 2023, we have the PNAA GivingTuesday Campaign to benefit the RISE Program. We encourage everyone to volunteer as GivingTuesday Ambassador to help raise funds so we can expand these critical benefits and reach more people. The RISE Program is a far-reaching legacy that will strengthen our organization’s infrastructure and support our members' professional and clinical development as future leaders in healthcare.

What Will Your Contribution Do?

By supporting the RISE Program, you will have a far-reaching impact on Filipino-American nurses and American healthcare. 100% of your designated contributions will support the vital initiatives that the PNAA has undertaken on behalf of Fil-Am nursing in the following four areas:

1. Resilience: Give the gift of resilience to support nurses’ psychosocial and mental well-being and create impactful leaders in the community who will influence legislation on the future of nursing, diversity in the workplace, and social and health justice in the community. Initiatives: Kabalikat Emotional Wellness Program, Community Outreach (Project Damayan)

2. Innovation & Research: Support community-based participatory research through data-driven initiatives, use of telehealth concepts in public health, and projects to break down health barriers in AAPI communities related to social determinants of health (SDOH). Initiatives: Mag-PCOR Muna Tayo, Research Grant Awards, Archive Gallery, Oral History and Publication

3.  Scholarship: Fulfill nurses’ higher learning needs in pursuing baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral courses to achieve their full potential as academic nurse leaders and clinical practitioners in driving nursing practice, research, and education. Initiatives: Annual Scholarship Awards, Philippine Nursing Scholarship Task Force

4. Empowerment: Sustain PNAA’s leadership-development programs catering to membership needs and supporting nurses’ career trajectories. Build a pipeline of nurse leaders in PNAA who will lead healthcare systems, academia, and the public policy arena. Initiatives: iLDP Program for Chapter Leaders, Camp Aruga Leadership Bootcamp, Patnubay sa Pagtatagumpay (P3) Formal Mentorship Program, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belongingness and Social Justice (DEIBSJ)

Can we count on you to help?

PNAA’s long-term goals will require generous support from you.

PNAA will be here for the long haul, taking care of you and the community


You may also send your donation by check or Zelle to:


Aster Vargas, PNAA Treasurer

9202 Poplar Bluff Lane, Houston, Texas 77095

Zelle: [email protected]


Help us continue the many impactful initiatives that serve the professional needs and advance the career pathways of the Filipino-American nursing community.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:


Bob Gahol

Chair, PNAA GivingTuesday Campaign

Vice-President, PNAA Western Region

[email protected]

(808) 218-2393

Thank you!