History

In 2000...

a group of Filipino- American nurses met to establish an organization that would help FilAm nurses in Hawaii broaden their sphere of fellowship and involvement in national and global settings. Their efforts led to the creation of the Philippine Nurses Association of Hawaii (PNAH).  With strong support from Peter Reuben Calixto, the 1998-2000 President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA), PNAH became the 32nd chapter of PNAA on November 24, 2000 with Tina Salvador as the founding president.

Since then, PNAH has been instrumental in bringing nurses together- both here and abroad in support of its mission.  In July 2004, PNAH served as the exemplary host of the PNAA Silver Jubilee National Convention. Two years later, the organization also hosted the 5th International Nursing Conference in Hawaii in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration commemorating the SAKADAS. In 2015, PNAH hosted the 28th PNAA National Convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Lately, PNAH has also played a role in the creation of PNAA chapters on neighboring islands.
All these, plus continuing to be cognizant of member’s and community needs in the state and everywhere FilAm nurses practice.