Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day

The celebration of Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day holds immense significance as it recognizes and honors the invaluable contributions of Filipino nurses worldwide. Taking place on 7th May, coinciding with International Nursing Week (6-12 May), this day serves as a poignant reminder of the dedication, expertise, and compassion that Filipino nurses bring to healthcare systems across the globe.

First and foremost, Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day celebrates the rich legacy and proud tradition of Filipino nursing excellence. It pays tribute to the millions of Filipino nurses who have left their homeland to pursue opportunities abroad, often facing significant challenges and sacrifices. Their resilience, professionalism, and commitment to serving others exemplify the very essence of nursing as a noble profession.

Furthermore, this day provides an opportunity to highlight the positive impact of Filipino nurses on global healthcare delivery. From bedside care to leadership roles, Filipino nurses play vital roles in diverse healthcare settings, contributing to improved patient outcomes, enhanced quality of care, and advancing nursing practice worldwide. Moreover, celebrating Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day fosters a sense of pride, unity, and solidarity within the Filipino nursing community. It brings Filipino nurses from different corners of the world, allowing them to share their experiences, celebrate their achievements, and reaffirm their shared identity and values as Filipino healthcare professionals

Presidential Messages

4th Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day (2024)

“Respecting Rights to Secure Global Health” 

3rd Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day (2022)

“Investing in Nursing, Building a Resilient Nursing Workforce”  

2nd Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day (2021)

“Rising to the challenges today and the next decade” 

Inaugural Filipino Nursing Diaspora Day (2020)– “Creating connections and shaping the evolving role of the Filipino nurses” 

Diaspora Day Webinars

“Filipino Nurses Together: Strength in Caring for Global Health”  

 6 May 2023 Professor Leo-Felix Jurado, RN, Ph.D., FAAN is the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania. Investing in Nursing; Building a Resilient Nursing Workforce

“Investing in Nursing; Building a Resilient Nursing Workforce” 

 7 May 2022 | Nelson Tuazon DNP, DBA, RN, FNAP, FACHE, FAAN. Nelson is also joined by panelists: Floro Cubelo (Finland), Byron Opinion (Bahrain), Maristela Abenojar (Philippines) and Michael Francis Fernando (United Kingdom).

“Leading in Uncertain Times” 

7 May 2021 | Carol Huston, RN, MSN, DPA, FAAN

“Pursuing Excellence, Moving Forward with Resilience” 

7 May 2020 | Rhoda R. Redulla, DNP, RN-BC