Philippine Nurses Association

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Philippine Nurses Association
Pambansang Samahan ng mga Nars ng Pilipinas
Philippine Nurses Association Logo.png
PNA Logo
Abbreviation PNA
Formation September 2, 1922
Founder Anastacia Giron Tupas
Legal status Active
Purpose To promote professional growth towards the attainment of highest standards of nursing
Headquarters 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, Malate, Manila
Coordinates 14°34′35″N 120°59′29″E / 14.576406°N 120.991486°E / 14.576406; 120.991486Coordinates: 14°34′35″N 120°59′29″E / 14.576406°N 120.991486°E / 14.576406; 120.991486
National President
Dr. Mila Delia M. Llanes
Mission Championing the global competence, welfare, and positive and professional image of the Filipino nurse.
Formerly called
Filipino Nurses Association

The Philippine Nurses Association is a professional organization in the Philippines established to promote the holistic welfare of nurses and to prepare them to be globally-competitive. It used to be known as Filipino Nurses Association (FNA). It was founded by Anastacia Giron-Tupas in 1922. The headquarters is located at 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, in Malate, Manila.


A distinguished Filipino nurse named Anastacia Giron-Tupas presided a meeting with 150 nurses on September 2, 1922 which incorporated the establishment of an organization for professional nurses. That organization, the Filipino Nurses Association, was born and later was accepted by the International Council of Nurses as one of the member organizations during the congress held in Montreal, Canada on July 8–13, 1929.

In 1966, the organization was renamed Philippine Nurses Association, the same year that the present headquarters in Malate, Manila was inaugurated.

It 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.[1]


On October 17, 1958, President Carlos P. Garcia proclaimed the last week of October as Nurses' Week and authorized FNA to take charge of its observance.

Under Proclamation No. 1060, President Fidel V. Ramos declared as the "Nurses Diamond Jubilee Year" in 1997.

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  1. ^ "Brief History". Philippine Nurses Association. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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