About PNA



By 2030, PNA is the primary professional association advancing the welfare and development of globally competitive Filipino nurses.

Program Thrusts 2015

  1. Promote the holistic welfare of nurses
  2. Generate programs and activities that would prepare nurses to be globally-competitive.
  3. Intensify membership campaign.
  4. Engage nurses to actively participate in the programs, projects, and activities of the association.
  5. Establish national and international networking/ linkages.
  6. Promote the professional image of the nurses and nursing.
  7. Guarantee transparent, policy-based and responsible utilization of resources.
  8. Contribute to nation-building through institutionalized social responsibility initiatives.
  9. Promote the Positive Practice Environment (PPE) for nurses.

Our Building

PNA and its Physical Structures

The Philippine Nurses Association National Office is located at 1663 F.T. Benitez Street in Malate, Manila. It was inaugurated in 1966, the same year the Filipino Nurses Association became the PNA. WHAT's INSIDE the PNA?

PNA Building 1 PNA Building 2 PNA Building 3

Building 1. Members looking for research materials and resources could use the PNA Reading Room found in building 1 of the national office. It contains both international and local volumes of journals and other related materials, including the PNA's Philippine Journal of Nursing. The Administrative and Accounting Offices are likewise situated in the building where day-to-day operation of the association happens. Heritage can be found as well where PNA memorabilia including photos of past officers, souvenirs from different visited places of PNA representatives are found. It speaks of the PNA's history. Another spot in this structure is the lounge which accommodates visitors and meetings.

Building 2. To further accommodate the growing needs of its members, PNA National erected a second building in 2005. Building 2 is home to the PNA Auditorium, a 170-seater conference style room where most PNA Continuing Profession Education programs including seminars and trainings are held. Also situated here are the President's Office and Board Room wherein Regular Board of Governors' Meetings, Press Conferences and the like are conducted.

Both mentioned buildings house a 70 bed capacity dormitory, which members could avail at a discounted rate as part of their PNA membership benefits.

This year, the PNA bought another building adjacent to PNA's head office. The building is undergoing renovations and soon to open to serve more nurses.

The national office serves as a home for nurses from all over the country.

PNA Researches


AIDS-WISE with Compassion: A "Liability - Free Zone" Environment

  • Salud B Zaldivar

Death By Rabies: The Last Frontier For Ethical Concern

  • Salud B. Zaldivar

Department of Health-UP College of Nursing Project on Translating Hypertension

  • Cecille M. laurente, RN, PhD
  • Araceli Ocampo-Balabagno, RN, PhD

Department of a Training Manual for Health Workers on Promoting Healthy Lifestyle

  • Josefina A. Tuazon, RN
  • Luz Barbara P. Dones, RN, MPH
  • Shiela R. Bonito, RN, MAN

Integrating Health and Wellness in Elementary Curriculum: A Pilot Study

  • Teresita Irigo-Barcelo, RN, PhD
  • Araceli Ocampo-Balabago, RN, PhD
  • Sheila R. Bonita, RN, MAN
  • Bernadette Pablo, MA

Philippines Nursing Information System

  • Dr. Josefina A. Tuazon
  • Dr. Cecilia M. Laurente
  • Dr. Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo
  • Dr. Julita I. Yabez
  • Dr. Letty G. Kuan
  • Dr. Aurora S. Yapchongco
  • Prof. Cora A. Anonuevo
  • Dr. Araceli O. Balabagno

Relationship Of Social Support System To The Level of Self-Care Capability Among The Elderly

  • Miguel Edraira Mandaga RN, MA Ed, Adm., MAN



Founded on September 2, 1922 as Filipino Nurses Association (FNA) in a meeting of 150 nurses presided by then Anastacia Giron Tupas (Mrs. Tupas), the FNA was incorporated in 1924. The International Council of Nurses accepted the FNA as one of the member organizations during the Congress held in Montreal, Canada on July 8-13, 1929. The FNA became the PNA (Philippine Nurses Association) in 1966, which was the same year that the office at 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, Malate, Manila was inaugurated.

Today there is a total of 368,589 licensed nurses (February 2005) in the Philippines and produces an average of 13,000 new nurses every year.

The PNA was awarded the Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization by the Professional Regulation Commission in 2003 besting 40 other professional associations and was five-time nominee for the same award.

International Affiliations: International Council of Nurses; World Health Organization

Nursing Law. The New Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, Republic Act No. 9173, was passed on October 2002 with the aim of uplifting the standards of nursing in the country.

Nursing Education. There are about 350 Nursing schools in the Philippines which is regulated by the Commission on Higher Education.

Life Purpose

To promote professional growth towards the attainment of highest standards of nursing.