PNAOW is a non-profit association. Membership is divided into 2 categories:

Regular members are Filipino RNs and hold a current RN license to practice and perform active duty in the state of Oregon and Washington.

Auxiliary members are Filipino nurses (unlicensed), nursing students, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and others from various professional and ethnic backgrounds who show/demonstrate willingness in helping the professional association in moving forward. 

...or request a 
 Membership ​Application:

Top Ten Reasons to Join

  Written by  Mercy Galicia, BSN, RN

  •   It provides an arena for networking and socialization
  •   It offers educational opportunities
  •   It is a source of professional support
  •   It extends caring, love and strength in time of adversity
  •   It is a sphere of action for leadership training through involvement in the association.
  • It renders an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people and the community through our medical mission and volunteer work .
  • It presents opportunities to see other places through attendance to the PNAA (Philippine Nurses Association of 
  •   America) conferences held in regional, national, and international levels
  •   You experience the ultimate “Filipino Potluck tradition”, in meetings, picnics and gatherings
  •   Every member of your family becomes a part of the PNAOW family, through involvement in its activities
  •   You enjoy the camaraderie of your new found friends


How could you add more fun in your professional and personal life? Join and be active in our Philippine Nurses Association in Oregon and Washington!  There is so much we can contribute to the future of our nursing profession and the community as an organization.  We are part of the process of learning, growing and creating.  Together we can accomplish great things.  

You, our members, are the final source of good ideas.  You are the driving force that can launch us in the right direction. We have set our goals. Let us make them happen!  I hope you all spread the message to our colleagues and friends.  I look forward to what the future holds for all of us!​