Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii
P.O. Box 1770
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Official website of the PNA of Hawaii (PNAH)  
32nd Chapter Member of the Philippine Nurses
Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)

We participated to the Isabela, Philippines Medical Mission in October of 2009 under leadership of PMAH and
Ohana Medical Mission. It was a great success considering we serviced more than 2,000 local residents for
4 days. We were also invited to join the 7th International Convention in Cebu City, Philippines last January
2010 to present Diabetes as a community participatory research. Dr. Anne Leake from UHSONDH was the main
speaker, with myself as a co- speaker. The Relay for Life at Alamoana  Magic Island last July  , Filipino Fiesta
Parade  in May was made possible because of the great initiative from our new members.  We also joined the
Comelec Park initiative to stimulate residents to register to vote. The PNAH participated by setting up a table for
First Aid. We also joined MRC to the`Hawaii Primary Care Associations Annual Convention at Hilton Hawaiian
Village last September.

It was a busy but productive 2 years. Much of all these activities belong under the leadership of Jose Jacob,
but as the saying goes, behind every successful man, is a wife“wife”. Now that his term expired, and the table
had turned, he will be my great mentor…

Our theme for the next  two years “ Engage PNA Hawaii and make a Difference: Promoting a  local, national, and
an international commitment by conveying awareness of the Filipino culture in the community, to excel in the
cultural aspect of nursing with dedication and passion to build a strong Nursing profession today and beyond”.
We want all of us to join hands together to help accomplish the theme.

I encourage everyone to access our enhanced website at Through this website,
members at large, and would be members and friends of PNA Hawaii can keep in contact with ongoing activities
of the Association. Please check out this site and ensure that you have updated your contact information. Please
send your photos so we can update your profile on our website. For nurses who wanted to join, you can download
the application from the web. Please make a check payable to PNA Hawaii, enclose your membership application
and mail to: Tessie Oculto, Chairperson, Membership Committee, P.O Box 1770, Pearl City Hawaii, 96782.

Please be informed that PNAH Executive Board members conduct monthly meetings, every first Sunday of the
month from 1pm-3pm. Any member is encouraged to attend and participate.  We love to hear from you.

Please join us to the 11th Annual PNAH Christmas Party at Sam Snead, US Naval Station, Hawaii on
December 19th, 2011, from 10AM-2pm. PNAH is looking forward to see you all.

Please mark your calendar. Early next year in January 2012, PNAH is again invited to participate to a medical
mission. Location will be in Bicolandia for 4 days. Anybody interested, please contact us. We also want you to   
come and join us to the PNAA National Convention and it will be held at Marriot Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas,
from July 11-15, 2012.    . We have more  activities in between so stay tuned. We want you in our team.

 Last, but not least, I ask that everyone please consider becoming dues paying members of the Association. We
seek to be inclusive of all members and friends of PNAH in our activities, but it certainly helps us be more effective
and generous as an Association by having your financial support. The due structure has changed from PNAA
years. Yearly membership due is $75.00. You may pay your dues for 2 consecutive years with discount of $10.00.
Instead of paying $150.00, you will pay a discounted amount of $140.00. Also, if you recruit 3 (three) new members
yearly, your yearly membership due is waived.                                  

Please make a check payable to PNA Hawaii, enclose your membership application and mail to: Tessie Oculto,   
Chairperson, Membership Committee, P.O Box 1770 Pearl City, Hawaii, 96782. I have attached the membership

Thanks again for your support of PNA Hawaii. Salamat po.

                                          Marianela Ruiz-Jacob MSN APRN FNP RN                                                        
                                          President, 2010-2012
2008 Presidential Award  
(BANAAG Award Recipient)
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Participatory research   
project  in Hawaii by the
University of Hawaii in  
partnership with  PNA
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We welcome you to join and be a member of this
community of Filipino-American nurses in Hawaii. We
accept  nurses from the Philippines unlicensed to practice
in the U.S, and Licence Practical Nurse (LPN) as an
associate member, and Filipino nursing student and other
ethnic minority nurse as a honorary member.

Please register as a new member
        To My Fellow PNA Hawaii Member:

Greetings fellow PNAH member and friends! I trust everyone will have a Happy and safe
Holidays. Thank you for all your support and assistance to the PNAH 10th year  
anniversary and the 6th induction of Officers last November 20, 2010 at Alamoana
Hotel.  As we move toward the end of the year, I invite you to take note of the
association’s sponsored activities that serve all members of the Philippine Nurses
Association of Hawaii. Please acknowledge the leadership of our Past President Jose
Jacob for all these accomplishments within the last two years.

The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses (NCEMNA), granted scholarship to two
of our members and both went to Albuquerque New  Mexico to participate in academic
leadership program. We are so proud of our Past President Jose Jacob and Dr. Marife
Aczon-Armstrong PhD RN for being selected.