Philippine Nurses Association of San Antonio, Inc.
The PNASA is an educational, professional, voluntary, non-sectarian, and a non profit organization. It was founded on March 1989 with 17 strong Filipino nurses, 16 were officers and 1 adviser.
The purpose of the PNASA shall be to provide a structure that will uphold the professional positive image and foster the welfare of the Filipino-American nurses in San Antonio, Texas and nearby counties.
PNASA objectives are:
Promote professional nursing standards as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing and accrediting agencies in the United States.
Collaborate with professional organizations and agencies to develop and implement educational programs related to nursing practice, administration, education and research.
Provide support to the new Filipino-American nurses relevant to their orientation to the health care system and cultural adjustment in San Antonio.
Encourage participation of its members in professional, educational, research, and community activities.
Support the goals and objectives of the Philippine Nurses Association of America.
HISTORY of PNASA
A small group of Filipino nurses gathered together and founded the Philippine Nurses Association of San Antonio (PNASA). The organization was created in "response to the needs of the Filipino nurses in San Antonio to serve as a mechanism to deal with professional issues and concerns."
MAY 4, 1989
The first Executive Board of PNASA was inducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio by Dr. Patty L. Hawken, Dean of School of Nursing.
The Founding Officers:
President: Noemi Nazareno-Horario
Vice President: Rosalina Vasquez
Secretary: Liza Oliviano
Treasurer: Delia Villacorte
Auditor: Lita Guiao
Founding Board of Directors:
Brenda Abaya, Fe Carreon, Adora Celora, Phoebe Collins, Elena Garcesa, Susan Jimenez, Gloria Medellin, and Rose Taguiam.
The Founding Advisor: Dr. Adele B. Campos.
Dr. Guillermo Villacorte designed the PNASA logo.
MARCH 16, 1990
The First Anniversary celebration held at the Holiday Inn Northwest, San Antonio, TX with Honorable Antonio L Ramirez, Consul General of the Philippines- Houston as the guest speaker.
PNASA became a chapter member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA).
PNASA was recognized as a Non-profit Organization. The Secretary of State of Texas approved the Articles of Incorporation of PNASA, consequently changing the name of the association to PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION OF SAN ANTONIO, INC.
PNASA, Inc. granted Tax Exemption status under 501(c)3
The PNASA hosted the PNAA 15th National Convention under President Cely Alcantara with the theme "The Wind of Change: Visions of Health care and Nursing in the 21st Century".
P.O. Box started
P.O. Box 29841, 4835 Medical Dr., San Antonio TX, 78229
PNASA By Laws amended