Filipino Nurses Association founded at Paradise Valley Hospital National City, California.
Fem Ramirez – Founder and first President
NCLEX Review classes for Filipino Nurses, Developed and Implemented Nurse Excellence Award program
Established Legal Defense and Building Funds
Association changed name from Filipino Nurses to Philippine Nurses Association
Collaborated with American Heart Association in funding open heart surgery to a Filipino child
First to Chair PNAA Convention
Creation of Standard Operating Procedures and Organizational Chart
Hosted first Western Regional Education Conference
Consular Outreach collaboration, established Civic and Policy Advocacy
Participated on California Endowment Center, Nursing Immigration and “English at Work” Advisory
Creation of Kababayan Emergency Fund in response to Philippine Disasters
Mentorship program for Committee Chairs, Educational Programs at local hospitals
Branded “Heritage of Caring” in Logo, Established Pilgrim Fund
Delivered Funds to 27 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines. Raised $20,000 for Nursing Scholars.
Granted 501(C)(3), Creation of New Logo, PNASRC Sub-Chapter, Association became Inclusive, Concurrency Mentoring Program