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  1. Continuing Education Committee
    1. Develop/implement relevant continuing education program for nurses
    2. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines on continuing education/accreditation of CEP
    3. Accredit Continuing Education Programs (CEP)
  2. Accreditation Committee
  3. Chapter Affairs Committee
    1. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines of Chapter Affairs
    2. Process/review/evaluate applications and documents for Chapter Accreditation
    3. Recommend to the BOG the Chapters to be accredited
  4. Cultural Affairs Committee
    1. Develop programs/projects to enhance the national heritage
    2. Coordinate with other agencies/institutions that offer relevant cultural activities and programs that would improve the nurses appreciation of the arts/humanities
    3. Encourage/facilitate formation of cultural groups among nurses
  5. Awards and Scholarship
    1. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines on awards and scholarship
    2. Search and process nominees and applicants for awards and scholarship
    3. Endorse to the BOG the results of the search and processing of nominees for the awards and scholarship
    4. Recommends to BOG the candidates for outstanding Chapter Awards
  6. Ways and Means Committee
    1. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines on matters of logistical nature
    2. Undertake income generating projects and the like
    3. Coordinate with other PNA committees and chapters regarding fund raising projects/activities
  7. Publication and Public Relations Committee
    1. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines on publication and public relations
    2. Plan and coordinate the Publication and Public Relation activities of the Association to project positive image of the Profession/Association
  8. International Program Committee
    1. Recommend to the BOG policies, programs and guidelines for nurses on overseas employment/assignments
    2. Establish linkages with other Associations and agencies which deal with overseas contract workers
    3. Implement linkages with ICN and other International organizations
    4. Participate in pre departure orientation program for overseas in collaboration with POEA
    5. Implement projects from International agencies/organizations
  9. Disaster and Membership Committee
    1. Encourage all chapters to intensify membership
    2. Get the percentage of members with the registered nurses in a certain chapter
    3. Inform members their benefits
    4. Give updated number of membership to the different chapter presidents
    5. Attend to any disaster in a particular chapter
    6. Plan programs/activities to prevent calamities
    7. Solicit funds/coordinate with Ways and Means Committee re: relief during calamities

  1. Department of Nursing Practice
    1. Identify the needs and problems peculiar to nursing practice as basis for initiating measures that will upgrade the standards of nursing;
    2. Promote quality care in nursing practice.
  2. Department of Nursing Education
    1. Identify the needs and problems prevailing in nursing education as a basis for initiating measures that would upgrade the standards of nursing education;
    2. Participate actively reviewing and innovating nursing curricula to make it relevant to existing situation;
    3. Participate actively in the formulation of standards, policies, rules and regulations related to Nursing Education;
    4. Coordinate closely with proper agencies concerned with effective operations of review centers both local and foreign.
  3. Department of Nursing Research
    1. Initiate, motivate and participate in research projects/studies related to nursing;
    2. Disseminate result of findings, conclusions, recommendations for the improvement of the profession;
    3. Receive, keep and preserve records of research projects conducted by nurses; and
    4. Give due recognition to nurses who have conducted research studies in nursing;
    5. Identify strategies for the utilization of research findings as appropriate.
  4. Department of Continuing Professional Education and Welfare
    1. Identify needs and problems affecting nurses and recommend appropriate measures to be adopted;
    2. Conduct accredit Continuing Education Programs;
    3. Accredit chapters and attend to chapter affairs needs and problems;
    4. Initiate activities relevant to cultural affairs;
    5. Screen nominees for awards and scholarships;
    6. Recommend deserving recipients of awards and scholarships to the Board of Governors.
  5. Department of Special Programs and Services
    1. Initiate fund raising projects for the Association;
    2. Sustain and encourage membership to the Association;
    3. Ensure prompt publication of journal;
    4. Participate actively in the projects/programs/activities of the Association;
    5. Recommend to the Board of Governors policies, programs and guidelines for nurses on overseas contract.
    6. Establish linkages with other Associations and agencies which deal with overseas contract workers;
    7. Initiate/coordinate/participate with NGO, GO, in activities/projects to help victims of disaster/calamities;
    8. Encourage/intensify active membership to Philippine Nurses Association.
  6. Department of Political Affairs
    1. Determine legislative agenda that has impact on the practice of nursing;
    2. Serve as the lobby group to address issues and other matters related to health and the nursing profession;
    3. Identify ethical issues and concerns affecting nurses and nursing;
    4. Advocate for clients rights.

ANASTACIA GIRON TUPAS Award is the highest award given by the Philippine Nurses Association to perpetuate her legacy as the founder of the Filipino Nurses Association (FNA). Her invaluable contribution likewise is exemplified in the field of nursing in particular and in health services and community in general.

The Anastacia Giron Tupas Award was conceived not only to honor the founder of the Philippine Nurses Association and Dean of Philippine Nursing, but to remind us of the uniqueness and mobility of our profession as exemplified by the recipients of the award.

The Filipino nurse should be courageous and unwavering in the face of danger and dissent.

  • Calm in the midst of chaos and stress
  • Gentle and warm where there is suffering and pain;
  • Efficient and Effective
  • Innovative

Ever searching for ways to elevate and safeguard the Profession and be of better service to the people.

These qualities, Mrs. Tupas faithfully projected in her work in the early formative and hard days of nursing in the Philippines.

The late Mrs. Tupas, was a great and brave pioneer in nursing and had set a high standard for nurses of this and future generations to follow.

  • "S" - stands for SERVICE, nursing being a service profession
  • "U" - represents the UNIVERSALITY, of nursing and the UNDERSTANDING and UNITY among nurses which the PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION has always sought to achieve.

Criteria to the Anastacia Giron Tupas Award 2008

  • Proven Leadership - 35%
  • Personal Traits - 25%
  • Exemplary performance/professional competence and elevate standard of nursing profession - 30%
  • Exemplary contributions in the field of nursing - 10%

AGT Awardees

  • 2018 - Dr. George C. Cordero
  • 2017 - Dr. Mila Delia M. Llanes
  • 2015 - Col. Estelita T. Galutira
  • 2014 - Sr. Remy Angela T. Junio, SPC
  • 2013 - Dean Elizabeth R. Roxas
  • 2012 - Dr. Leah Primitiva G. Samaco-Paquiz
  • 2010 - Ms. Ruth R. Padilla
  • 2008 - Dean Carmelita C. Divinagracia
  • 2007 - Dr. Milabel E. Ho
  • 2004 - Dr. Cleopatra M. Aquino
  • 2003 - Ms. Elsie B. de Veyra
  • 2002 - Prof. Lily Ann R. Baldago
  • 2001 - Dr. Gloria B. Arcos
  • 2000 - Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
  • 1998 - Dr. Marcelo T. Lopez
  • 1997 - Dean Natividad C. Caipang
  • 1996 - Dean Remedios L. Fernandez
  • 1995 - Ms. Luz E. Sabas
  • 1993 - Ms. Anesia B. Dionisio
  • 1992 - Ms. Raquel O. Castillo
  • 1991 - Gen. Edmunda B. Rillon, Ms. Zenaida Sto. Tomas, Dr. Ma. Teresita Sy-Sinda, Ms. Florida R. Martinez,
  • 1990 - Dr. Delia Z. Mediano, Ms. Evangeline M. Dumlao, Ms. Victoria M. Aguilar,
  • 1989 - Ms. Deogracia M. Valderrama, Dean Lydia G. Tapia, Ms. Juanita P. Hernando,
  • 1988 - Dean Felicidad D. Elegado, Ms. Angeles F. Ocana, Ms. Luna B. Cepeda,
  • 1987 - Ms. Herminia N. Reyes, Ms. Lydia M. Venzon, Ms. Virginia S. Orais,
  • 1986 - Ms. Lydia A. Palaypay, Ms. Violeta O. Silvano, Ms. Juanita C. Bernabe,
  • 1985 - Mrs. Minda Luz M. Quesada,Ms. Perfecta Nicolas,Ms. Teresita Mercado
  • 1984 - Ms. Remedios L. Beredo, Ms. Lydia A. Cabigao, Dr. Fe M. Valdez,
  • 1983 - Ms. Henedina P. Suanes
  • 1981 - Prof. Maria Concepcion M. Roble
  • 1980 - Sr. Madeline Denoga, SPC, Mr. Melchor J. Castillo
  • 1978 - Dr. Rosario S. Diamante, Ms. Rosario S. Diaz
  • 1977 - Ms. Vitaliana G. Beltran, Sister Agnetia C. Naval, Ms. Mercedes P. Sy-Egco, Ms. Isabel C. Pascua,
  • 1976 - Ms. Loreta D. Tupas, Ms. Matilde C. Azurin, Ms. Conception M. Fabella, Ms. Conchita B. Ruiz, Ms. Jean L. Bactat, Atty. Manana C. Verzosa, Lt. Col. Saula Magdaraog
  • 1975 - Ms. Ester A. Santos,Dr. Perla B. Sanchez,Dr. Gloria D. Lacson,Ms. Fe Isaac-Sano,Mother La Croix de Jesus,Ilagan SPC,Sor Ricarda Mendoza DC

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 SHERELL B. TABAFUNDA  Manager, Administration and General Services
   Information Clerk
 JESUS T. BERNAL  Messenger
 BRIAN T. BLANTOCAS  Janitor/Matron
 MAYLYN R. DIZON  Janitress
 The Finance and Accounting Staff
 ROWENA R. ANTONIO  Accounting Assistant
   Book Keeper
The Programs and Development Staff  
 ALONA JANE C. NAVARRO  Program Coordinator
 GENFRED JOHN R. GABAON  Membership Clerk


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