Since then, several milestones have marked the history of nursing in the Philippines which include:
- President Carlos P. Garcia, through Presidential Proclamation No. 539, declared the last week of October as "Nurses Week.’’
- In 1997, President Fidel V. Ramos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1060 declaring the year as "Nurses Diamond Jubilee Year.’’
- Congress passed Republic Act 7164, the Philippine Nursing Act of 1991 mandating the government to protect and improve the nursing profession in the country to promote a dignified existence for nurses as a guarantee for the delivery of quality health services throughout the nation.
This year's convention, scheduled on October 26-28, focuses on the nurses' role in serving the community with the theme, “Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: The Challenge for Filipino Nurses Leading Chronic Care.”