The Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) attended the 23rd Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA)National Convention held in New York City, USA on July 6-10, 2022. The Founder of HCPI and Chairman of the Board Ms. Connie Dela Cruz and Co-Founder and Board of Directors, Ms. Nyra Colinares represented HCPI.
Filipino nursing leaders both from the academe and practice attended the National Convention. The organizer of the very successful convention was the PNA New York, whose President is Dr. Warly Remigio, an MSN scholar in Long Island University, NY of Global Scholarship Alliance, former name of Health Carousel Philippines
During the convention, the HCPI representatives met with the nursing leaders such as the Immediate Past President of PNAA Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, current PNAA President Dr. Gloria L. Beriones, Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, one of the American Nurses’ Association living legends, Ms. Maria Rosario Sim of Sigma Theta Tau, and Mr. Felix Jurado, past PNAA president. They also met with current and former officers of PNAA San Antonio Ms. Golda Manalili, Ms. Arlienita Beraya, and Jigs Naculangan, all Health Carousel Nurses.
In a meeting with Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, she shared her project with the PNAA on the training of Nurse Practitioners of nurses in the Philippines who will be able to work in underserved communities in the Philippines. She also discussed the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship program which needs to be disseminated to the nurse leaders in the Philippines.
Ms. Dela Cruz and Ms. Colinares along with the representative of Health Carousel, LLC, Andrew Lingo promoted the Light The Way projects of Health Carousel in the Philippines whose objective is to create sustainability in nursing thru ethical recruitment practices.