We at the Philippine Nurses Association- Greater Sacramento Area Chapter (PNA-GSAC) aims to serve as an organization of Filipino- American nurses living or practicing within the Greater Sacramento Area. The Greater Sacramento Area includes the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Eldorado, Placer and Yuba (Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade).
As a subsidiary of the Philippines Nurses Association of America (PNAA), the PNA-GSAC supports the overall mission of the PNAA in upholding the positive image and welfare of its constituent members, promote professional excellence, and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society
C.A.R.E is giving back...
Our vision is to serve as a local professional organization that will act as a catalyst for excellence, community service, and integration.
Our core mission is to "give back" to the profession and community. We have four primary initiatives: Connect, Advance, Reach-out, and Empower (C.A.R.E).
Connect- We support professional and social activities that will foster unity and networking among its members.
Advance- We support the vocational development of the members through education, mentorship, and scholarly activities.
Reach-Out- We collaborate or partner with other community or professional organizations in developing or implementing programs that may benefit our members and communities.
Empower- We support the empowerment of our members and collectively as a team to lead and advocate for the welfare of the Filipino- American nurses.
C.A.R.E. is giving back
As a member, you will benefit from various activities and programs offered by our chapter, national organization (PNAA), and affiliates.
Opportunities to meet and work with accomplished fellow nurses and other stakeholders in the local, national, and international organizational activities. Learn other practices and issues that may impact you, your practice, or explore other career opportunities. Meeting like-minded people and sharing insights, and interests can be an enriching experience. It helps you develop a mutually beneficial relationship for professional or even personal purposes.
You may also find our social activities an excellent venue to unwind. It is not all work, but also fun!
Nursing is a dynamic profession. As practitioners, it is our responsibility to keep ourselves informed, competent, and skillful in various aspect of nursing practice.
Take advantage of our continuing education programs, conferences, scholarships, certification discounts, free subscription to publications, mentorship, and leadership programs. We want you to succeed. Your success is ours too!
Our organization is zealous in supporting efforts in serving our communities and fellow nurses. We have partnered with different community agencies in providing services that benefit our communities. We are participating in health fairs, soup kitchens, and community health education programs.
At the national level, we are supporting programs through the PNAA and the Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the PNAA) such as the Gawad Kalinga, continuing education activities, research activities, medical missions, scholarship, The Leadership Training Institute, and Balik Turo missions in the Philippines. We believe that our service extends beyond the bedside. We are accorded this opportunity- pay it forward.
As the largest group of minority nurses in the U.S., it is important that we have a voice in different national and international professional organizations, government agencies, and community organizations in discussions that will impact our job and practice. Some examples of how PNAA has represented us in the past include:
Immigration Nurse Relief Act (1989)
International Nursing Conferences (1996)
NCEMNA Participation (1998) – National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association
NCLEX-RN Philippine Test Site (2007)
CGFNS Ethical Recruitment Guideline (2010) – Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Policy discussion to stop exploitation of recruitment agencies
Human Rights Procedural Guideline
Philippine Medical Missions
Also, we support the empowerment of our members through scholarly activities, recognition program, professional and leadership development.
Get Involved, Take Action
Nursing is a demanding profession. Ensuring a balanced lifestyle is essential for the well-being of our members. Be part of our various activities and events that promote wellness, socialization, and fun!
You Have The Power
Whether you are considering a new role, new specialty, pursue advanced education or starting your career in nursing. We can help you in career planning, advisement for graduate school, skills enhancement and a lot more.
Leadership & Mentorship
We can help you navigate to gain experiences and connect with an accomplished mentor to enhance your leadership skills. Take advantage of the many opportunities within our organization to take your leadership competencies to the next level.
Pay it forward
Giving back to our communities is our way of paying it forward. Join us in our community service and outreach programs. As nurses, our service extends beyond the bedside.