About PNA Cin-NKy Chapter
A Message from the Founder:
When I moved to Cincinnati in 1974, there were a handful of Filipino nurses in the city. I have dreamed of having a Filipino nursing organization. My experience in graduate school as well as nursing administration helped me understand the power and benefits of organized groups. I have wished for a Filipino nursing organization that will provide a sense of identity, a source of pride, a springboard for professional advancement, a place for professional collegiality and a powerful voice for the Filipino nurses in the greater Cincinnati area.
In 2009, 35 years later, the Philippine Nurses Association of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky subchapter was formed. We have created a group of Filipino nurses connected to a state, national and global organization of Filipino nurses.
This organization has become a venue for our local nurses to express their professional involvement on the local, state and national levels; a springboard to promote their professional and academic growth and development; and an opportunity to express their personal creativity and leadership skills. Above all, it created a hub of highly motivated, dedicated and close knit nurses, glowing with the “Filipino Nurse’s Pride” and with deep friendships fueled by cooperation, collaboration and camaraderie.
I give kudos to our hard working officers and members. Congratulations for a job well done, for leading us to mature and grow as a chapter! I am excited to take the next step in our development.
Suzy Hussey, MSN, RN, APRN
We are a chapter of Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA), Inc. As an official professional non-profit organization of Filipino-American Nurses in Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky, PNA Cin-NKy will uphold the positive image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence and contribute to significant outcomes of healthcare and society.
We started as a subchapter of the Philippne Nurses Association Ohio chapter based in Cleveland in 2010. Our founding president is Christine Dimaculangan. In April 2014, during the term of Leah Hand, we became the 47th chapter of PNAA. Our vision is to exemplify the Filipino nurse pride in all aspects of our profession: education, practice, administration and research.