The Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) was formed in response to the growing need for concerted effort to address the issues and concerns of Filipino nurses in the USA.
- April 21, 1979 – Federation of Philippine Nurses Association (FPNA) was formally organized in New Jersey.
- June 30, 1981 – FPNA became the National Organization of Philippine Nurses Association in the United States (NOPNAUS) in Los Angeles, CA.
- June 20, 1987 – Name was changed to the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) in New York.
- December, 1996 – First collaborative International Conference with the Philippine Nurses Association held at the Hotel Shangri-La EDSA in Mandaluyong City.
- December, 1998 – Launching of the PNAA website and 2nd International Conference with the Philippine Nurses Association.
- June, 1999 – First national meeting of the NCEMNA in Washington, DC. PNAA gained international and global recognition with its ground breaking initiatives and contributions. From the year 2000 up to the present, PNAA has emerged as one of the best ethnic professional organizations in the United States recognized by the American Nurses Association.