Central Philippine University

By Karren Jay G. Asgar

Mr. Jonathan Anotado Gapilango took his oath as the PNANJ’s President at Pines Manor, Edison, New Jersey.

The Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, Inc. elected Jonathan Anotado Gapilango, MSN, RN, NE-BC, OCN, CCRP, as its president for 2024–2026. He took his oath of office on April 20, 2024, at Pines Manor, Edison, New Jersey.

Mr. Gapilango was the Section Class Coordinator for CPU College of Nursing and was an engaged student leader. He served as a nursing representative for CPUR from 1992 to 1993 and as the organization’s first graduate student governor from 1993 to 1994.

“I can better manage my time and meet various commitments by creating a structured schedule, identifying priorities, and utilizing tools such as calendars and to-do lists. Delegating tasks to capable team members and seeking support from family and colleagues can help alleviate workload pressures and promote efficiency,” Mr. Gapilango said during an online interview when he was asked about his greatest challenge and how he overcame it.

He also shared that CPU, as a Christian-based institution, played a pivotal role in shaping the achievements he has today through its “Scientia et Fides,” comprehensive education, practical experience, and nurturing learning environment. CPU’s mission and vision instilled a solid foundation that guided his decision-making and actions in healthcare, significantly contributing to his professional accomplishments and personal development.

“The curriculum taught me the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies for a successful nursing career. The guidance provided by experienced faculty members offered valuable insights, advice, and support as I navigated my academic and professional journey,” he added.

“Let us uphold the principles of love, unity, and humility in all our endeavors, guided by the belief that we are instruments of healing and hope in the world. Together, let our faith shine brightly as we strive to positively impact our communities and uphold the values instilled in us by our dear Central,” Mr. Gapilango’s message to the Centralian community.

Originally founded on August 8, 1976, the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, Inc. is a professional nursing organization for Filipino-American nurses in New Jersey.