Philippine Nurses Association of Northeast Florida (PNANEF)

" I attribute my success to this -- I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale. 

Mission Statement

As a national chapter of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, PNANEF upholds the positive image and welfare of its members, promotes professional excellence, and contributes to the improvement of healthcare in the community.


  • To unite the Filipino nurses from various institutions and specialties in Northeast Florida to foster high standards of nursing practice.
  • To promote the professional development of Filipino nurses through continuing education programs, participation in research, and networking with other organizations.
  • To participate actively in community programs that foster health promotion and disease prevention.

Our Mantra for 2018 - 2020:       Advocate* Inspire* Mentor


First Saturday of each month 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - at 32225 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, FL 32216 (across Picadilly) We are on the 2ND Floor.  Promote our health service to those who are uninsured and do not have Medicaid.

We  offer FREE Nursing Education credits to nurses and APRNs  on these days. If you can bring some food to share, it is always a Yes!  For those who wants to order fresh Pandesal  -  $4/dozen -need 15 dozens. $15 goes to PNANEF fund.

Calendar of Events

January 18,2019 - General Membership and Free 3.0 Clinical Update held at UF LRC. Our clinical speakers were Dr Julio Ventura (neurologist), Carrie Santos (Cardiology APRN) and Dr Vandana Seeram (pulmonologist). 

February 16 - A heart warming community project with the St Francis Soup Kitchen volunteers. We served 365 individuals - from children to elderly with a meal of spaghetti, bag of cereal/apples/canned goods, blankets and eyeglasses.  PNANEF has committed to four volunteers every 2nd Saturday of each month from 9AM - 1PM.  

March 2 - Clinic. 2hrs CE credits for Mandatory Human Trafficking provided.

MARCH 30 - 1-4 PM Bowling Tournament, at Bowl America in San Jose Blvd. organized by Vel Callao and Tess Jocson.   

April 6 - Clinic- 4 hrs CE credits Mandatory Nursing Law and Medical Errors. 

July 24-28 - PNAA National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

AUGUST 3 & 4 - Philippine Consular Outreach Jacksonville, Embassy Suite Baymeadows, JAX. A successful event, served about 300 kababayans. 

SEPT 8 - General Membership Meeting and Family Picnic, Shelter 1. Hannah Park. Bring items for Shoebox Care Pack for the Military overseas and Homeless Veterans in Jax.

OCTOBER 5 - 8 Hrs CE credits. Free Mental Health First Aid Training and Certification. Need pre-registration. Contact Gemma.

OCT 26 - Fundraising Event.

November 9 - last St Francis Soup Kitchen Volunteer. Site will close in December. Distribution of Care Packs.


Support our fundraising for CE/Scholarship, Supplies for the Clinic, Consular Outreach, Shoebox Care Pack, Cancer Outreach, Disaster Relief Fund in PI, Balikturo & Medical Mission in Malaybalay Bukidnon (Jan 2020)


8th PNANEF Biennial Induction Southern theme Gala

It is Time to Renew your Membership

Your membership fee is one of our lifeline to carry out the good things we do for our colleagues and to our community here and in the Philippines. Our website automatically sends you reminder to renew. We are paying for this special feature for you to pay online for your convenience.

Maraming Salamat - Gemma Rio, DNSc, APRN, GNP, BC, FCN  - PNANEF President, 2018-2020

Philippine Nurses Association of Northeast Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Jacksonville, FL

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