On October 14, 1972, the Nurses Council of the Filipino American Association was formed in response to the plight of H1-Visa nurses. Adoring Brialliantes Tuanquin was appointed Council Director. In December 1973, the Nurses Council became officially a subchapter of the Philippine Nurses Association in Manila, Philippines and renamed Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan (PNAM) making it an autonomous professional group.
On July 8, 1974, the PNAM was officially chartered in the State of Michigan as non-stock, non- profit organization.
The PNA of Michigan is an organization dedicated to excellence. It values shared responsibility, team work, open communication and collaboration. It continues to be pillar of strength and professional growth. It has overcome the challenges of human elements and turned them into opportunities.
As the official professional organization of Philippine Nurses in Michigan, PNAM will uphold the positive
image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence and contribute to
significant outcomes to healthcare and society.
The Goals of the Association shall include, but not limited to:
Unify Philippine American Nurses in Michigan.
Develop, implement and evaluate programs in nursing leadership, practice, education and research relevant to professional growth of its members and healthcare needs of the community.
Facilitate professional and cultural adjustment of Philippine American Nurses in Michigan through collaboration with agencies and organizations in the U.S.A. and the Philippines.
Participate actively in professional and cultural activities with professional organizations and agencies in the community and globally.
Review and act on legislation and public policies which directly and indirectly affect healthcare and nursing practice
Maintain Chapter Membership with the national organization, the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA).