Our mission is to engage in charitable activities that will promote unity among Filipino American nurses in Oregon and Washington.


Partnering to build an organization where we unite fellow nurses and promote outreach programs.

The Philippines Nurses Association of America (PNAA) is a national association that was founded in 1979. Philippine Nurses Association of Oregon & Washington (PNAOW) is one of the 40 local chapters of PNAA. PNAOW officially joined the national association last March 2003. The organization was welcomed and acknowledged as the 30th chapter of the PNAA.

Staying strong at 16 years, the organization has continued what it started and has unfolded its mission to foster unity among members, spearhead outreach programs and mentor fellow nurses and nursing students.


— We Engage

PNAOW engages in charitable activities. Through the years, we have always made international outreach programs its priority. Our hearts have the passion to care by bringing free clinicsfeeding programs and relief missions.

— We Strengthen

As an organization, PNAOW strengthens each member by fostering and advocating each other’s professional growth. We do this by offering academic scholarships, creating Continuing Education events and attending PNAA conferences. 

— We Unite

We unite as one organization to do our goals. PNAOW does occasional meetups for fundraising activities and simply for catching up. We are not just acquaintances, but we are a family as well.


Registration coming soon!!!

PNAOW Executive Board Induction

PNAOW Scholarship

We are offering the Jaime Lim and Dory Osilla-Lim academic scholarship of $1000 for academic year 2020-21. Eligible applicants must currently be accepted or enrolled in an approved pre-licensure nursing program for academic year 2020-21 in either Oregon or Washington State. Application period is December 15, 2019 through May 1, 2020.  Please visit our Facebook group page for more information.

Surgical and Medical Mission 2019

PNAOW’s International Outreach Program headed by Judith Wong and Maria Susi were in the Philippines last August 2019 for a Surgical and Medical Mission. Thank you to all who supported this Mission. On behalf of PNAOW, thank you!!

Bowling Fundraising 2019

PNAOW had a Bowling Fundraising for our medical mission last August. 
Congrats to the Highest Score Winners Ian Carandang, Lovely Zimmerman and Lynette Gaerlan!!!



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