Teaching is our way of Giving

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Practical Lifelong Learning 


While learning is lifelong and adult learners know what they like to learn and focus on, The Nursing Annex assesses and recognizes learning needs that will help an individual more marketable and productive not only singly but as members of the community.


While we have recognized the greatest barriers and challenges to adult learning:Discipline,Costliness in terms of time and money and maintaining a high level of motivation, The Nursing Annex have designed strategies and programs that will meet these challenges and make adult continuing and lifelong learning more accessible, more fun and practically adult learner-friendly in every way.


Our Practical Lifelong Learning programs will not only introduce you to other areas of interest to you but promote, augment and validate your natural inclination to a particular interest.

Our Mission/Vision


Helping you learn in every way, everyday.

Our Philosophy

Knowledge is power. Let us use this self acquired tool to become the person we want to be in achieving a sound mind, body and spirit. Life is simple and happiness is free. There should be no struggle in achieving this, let knowledge build in us and let happiness flow and use these to outsmart the challenges and barriers to our human being.

Our Courses

  • Alibata: The Lost Art of Translations
  • Auxilliary/ Allied Nursing Courses
  • Art Expressions: How to put colors in your imagination
  • Arts & Crafts (Jewelry Making)
  • Care Giver Training (The Art of Care Giving)
  • Community Health Workers Training
  • Computer Literacy
  • Court Interpretation Training: Medico-Legal Interpretation 
  • CPR & Emergency Training
  • Culinary Arts & Food Service
  • Dance: The energy in creative movements
  • EKG Made Easy
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Entrepreneurship/Business Development & Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Happyness: State of Mental Health
  • Housekeeping: The art of daily living
  • Martial Arts
  • Meditations through Yoga
  • Music: Color your Piano Red
  • Nerve Assists (Easy, Natural, Effective)
  • Nurse’s Aide Course
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Photography: A Mirror of Reality
  • Preparation for Naturalization
  • Residency Program for Community and Public Health
  • Safe Patient Handling (Back-to-Back)
  • School of Arts for Special Children
  • Tagalog Course
  • Tango Moves
  • Theater Workshop: Acting Out Creativity
  • The Art of Gift Giving
  • The Millionaire Nurse
  • The Yoga Nurse
  • Wisdom: How to Become Wise

Our Presentation Style


Key Skills for Effective Presentation ( Steve Jobs Style)

  • Integrate Aristotle's "Big Three" – logos/ethos/pathos – to win over audiences. Learn how to blend logic, credibility and emotion to enliven your remarks.
  • Convey big ideas or central themes via multiple channels. From audience giveaways to props to slides, apply the Steve Jobs approach and align all available tools to drive home key points so that people cannot help but remember them – and buy into them!
  • Think in threes. To explain complex processes (from chemical reactions to financial formulas), learn to cluster your main points in threes. Your audiences will thank you!
  • Use bluntness and directness. Rather than drop hints or dance around controversial positions follow Steve Jobs' example and state your case boldly and succinctly.
  • Embrace simple language. If you need to explain complex ideas, you must speak in complex terms. Right? Well, Steve Jobs was a master at communicating complicated concepts in unmistakably clear words. Develop tools to translate your speech into plain English that's compelling and hard for anyone – of any background or educational level – to ignore.
  • Start staff meetings with an edge. Steve Jobs did not begin staff meetings with touchy-feely happy talk. Instead, he often provoked people or expressed disappointment in some aspect of the team's performance. But by the end of the meeting, everyone left in a positive frame of mind – inspired and validated. Find out how Jobs pulled that off.


Founder, Executive Director

Myrna D. Santos, MSN, RN

Program Development Director

Lutgarda Resurreccion, BA

Our Faculty

We take pride in presenting you with the best faculty every specialty can have. We have internationally known speakers just for you to learn from the best. They are experts and resource persons for every skill and knowledge have to offer. We are here not only to teach but empower, advocate, mentor and assist you in any way to become the person you want to be.


The Nursing Annex collaborates with Four Dragon HR Services, and other agencies to offer our graduates assistance with the practical application of these lifelong learning, in entrepreneurship, employment and other expressions of creativity for whatever purpose, personal, professional, economic, cultural.

S. Jeenarine, RN (Director/Home Care Giving Program)

Ayal B. Lindeman, EMT, LPN


Licensed practical nurse, emergency medical technician and disaster response specialist, who has served on site in eleven major disasters. Community Emergency Response Team Member (CERT) and Community Emergency Response Team Trainer (CERT Trainer), as well as a member of the Churches of Scientology Disaster Response Team, a fully-certified National Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (NVOAD). He has taught communities in Haiti, Japan, Italy, Philippines, Miami, and New Orleans as part of Emergency Management during calamities and natural disasters.


Our Classroom

and Learning Begins




As a nurse in this unprecedented time of Corona Virus pandemic, we cannot help but find a way to help the community and do our share in this greatest challenge of the 21st Century in the heights of technical, scientific, medical, financial and social developments.


More than ever, there is an increased need for Home Health Aides to work with homebound patients and chronically ill and aging seniors at home as an alternative to more expensive healthcare in nursing homes and hospitals. We believe that our seniors have the right to remain at home and be taken cared of with the best help available. During this time, we have learned that so many nursing home patients have died, not necessarily from Covid but probably from lack or shortage of health care givers. We have developed an Online HHA Training so that we can continue training our much-needed front liners for homecare giving. While hands-on training in classroom is ideal, The Nursing Annex ensures that all the goals of training are met, and home health aides are trained to their full competency and skills.


Our Virtual, online Classrooms are set in the privacy of your homes, available 24/7, with carefully chosen and designed tools to assist you learn how to become an effective, Home Healthcare Giver. 





As the cost of healthcare soar to its highest, the solution has gone to the basics, using strategies and resources that are almost readily available to individuals and families. Healthcare takes on the first line of defense for affordable care: The Home Caregivers. A home caregiver is an unpaid or paid person who helps another individual with impairment with his or her basic needs of maintaining activities of daily living at home. This first level of care is based on the philosophy that care giving is a natural instinct if not an innate human characteristic enabling a person to take care of himself and or others. It is also very important to note that the home is the most natural place to be taken cared of.

With an increasingly aging population in all developed societies, the role of caregiver has been increasingly recognized as an important one, both functionally and economically. Care giving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder that are essentially chronic in nature. Any person with health impairment might use care giving services to address their difficulties. Based on love and caring, equipped with basic instinct of survival and self preservation, Home Care-Giving in essence is improving the lives of older adults and supporting their families by lightening their load of caring for loved ones and assisting them in providing safe, competent, friendly, and comfortable services.


Mission: A Nurse Driven Healthcare Solution

As basic as home care giving, we at The Nursing Office takes this initiative to develop Training for Home Care Givers as our foremost Nurse-Driven Healthcare Solution to help in shaping the healthcare system by increasing access to delivering better affordable care, and assuming roles in health maintenance, preventative care, healthcare coaching, and quality improvement activities in the communities.


Rationale & Background: 

According to an article in The Wall Street Journal on the difficulties of aging, an AARP study found that 88% of people 65 and older wanted to stay in their current home as long as possible (AARP Bulletin/Real Possibilities, p. 46, November 2015).

Special Report:  "Caregiving in America 2015," AARP Bulletin, November 2015.  According to this report, "Caring for loved ones has become more complicated and demanding, experts say, in part because hospitals are discharging patients more abruptly to cut costs.  Most caregivers now regularly perform medical tasks that used to be handled by nurses, such as, injecting medicines or inserting catheters.... It's a different kind of caregiving we're talking about now.... We've never faced this kind of longevity, with caregivers managing chronic conditions for five or ten years," says Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance.

In another article, "Taking on Complex Medical Tasks," by Peter Jaret, "Caregiving...has gotten more difficult in recent years as more caregivers take on complex medical tasks once performed by doctors and nurses...In fact, 6 in 10 caregivers perform such tasks, according to new findings from "Caregiving in the U.S. 2015," a report jointly prepared by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.  More than 4 in 10 say they received little or no training."


Healthcare Economics:

The amount of caregiving which is done as unpaid work exceeds the amount done as work for hire. In the United States, for example, a 1997 study estimated the labor value of unpaid caregiving at US$196 billion, while the formal home health care work sector generated US$32 billion and nursing home care generated US$83 billion. The implication is that since so much personal investment is made in this sector, social programs to increase the efficiency and efficacy of caregivers would bring great benefit to society if they were easy to access and use.


To train each care giver the basics and the art of caregiving.


  1. To provide culturally competent and culturally sensitive Home Care-Giving training skills to family members already taking care of loved ones; to immigrants interested in developing care-giving skills, and other community members in need of home care-giver programs and services.
  2. To provide training in Home Care-Giving that is affordable to immigrants and other unemployed /under-employed community members of the Richmond Hill and its neighboring areas.
  3. To upgrade the skills of many unemployed and/or underemployed community members and open up employment opportunities for those who have undergone Home Care-Giving skills training.

The Nursing Office Difference:

“Making a Difference in Home Care Giving”

Designed by nurses with extensive years of experience in nursing and related care giving and healthcare system in general, this Training Program for Home Caregivers, is based on evidence and careful application of sound principles and healthcare economics, reflect the elements of Interdisciplinary, holistic, natural, cultural, family oriented, patient centered healthcare delivery in a patient centered medical home environment. By integrating behavioral health (mental health) in public and community healthcare systems bring about better home care givers, better patient outcomes and reduced healthcare cost. We will move healthcare closer to a population care model, starting from the smallest unit, individuals, and families and into the larger communities.

The Art of Care Giving: A Vocational Training

  • Introduction to Home Caregiving
  • The 4 H of Home Care Giving:   Head, Heart, Hands, Health
  • Happyness: Aim for Health 
  • The Common Diseases
  • Safety Training: Patient Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Common Emergencies
  • Care giver Fatigue/ Care giver support
  • Beyond Home Care Giving
  • Building a Career Ladder

Methodology: (Participative Adult Learning Pedagogy)

Lecture, Audio-Visuals, Hand-Outs, Role Playing, Return Demonstration, Sharing Experiences, Practical Tests, Q & A

Total Training/Learning Hours: 8-12 hours 

Class Size:  Minimum 5-6          Maximum 10-12


  1. Must speak read and understand English
  2. Show NYC ID or any picture ID for proper identification
  3. Fill out The Nursing Office Registration Forms

The Nursing Office Service includes

  1. Job referral and placement as available
  2. Certificate of Attendance
  3. Recommendation Letter for higher advanced training in Home Healthcare Programs
  4. Career Ladder Counseling

Purple Pillars Production Theater Workshop

Setting the Stage at Purple Pillars Studio:

“You are the poet, the music and the song” for Las Islas Filipinas




II    Las Islas Filipinas: A Coalition of 7,107 Islands

III   Cast’s Report: I am…., I’m from

IV   The Story Line: “Ang Pagdating ng Krus at Espada

V   “You are the poet, the music and the song” for Las Islas Filipinas

VI   Networking, Auditions, Engagement


Workshop Activities:

1.           Read on Philippine History: The Beginning

2.           Research on your character

3.           Trace your roots (Heritage)

4.           Intergenerational Story Telling


 NOTE: The WORKSHOP is ongoing; each of us is an important member of this Coalition of Peoples Production. While we value your time, we invite you to stay longer and integrate our missions into your mind, heart and spirit. We are the Philippine Renaissance. This is about us, our heritage, our culture, the very soul of our being.In this Life Time Theater, you always have a part.  


Marcos Panlilio, The Nursing Office Extended Arts Director, teaching Philippine Arts & Culture in a non-traditional classroom of the Mood Lounge, Union County, New Jersey, to an extraordinary audience, the Purple Pillars Production Team lead by Dr. Zal Velez, historian, author of Las Islas Filipinas and Deputy Mayor of West Orange New Jersey.

Purple Pillars Production & Las Islas Filipinas Executive Board
Immigration and Citizenship Workshop (Philippine Community Center, Richmond Hill, NY (01/2017)


Theater Workshop

Potri Ranka Manis, RN, Artistic Director of Kinding Sindaw conducts Theater Workshop for Purple Pillar Production’s “ Las Islas Filipinas” at the Mood Lounge.


Finding Coalition with Dr. Evelyn Badlon (L) of Cristy School, Davao, Philippines
LEGACY's LEAD Leadership Skill Training July 12, 2015 led by Carlo Antonio
My Boro, My Bario Inter-Generational Workshop July 19, 2015 led by Claro delos Reyes
Lantern "Parol" Making by Filipino School of NY-NJ Dec 2014


Diabetes Health & Wellness Academy

The Filipino School of NY-NJ

Richmond Hill HS

York College

La Guardia College

Richmond Hill Construction school

NY Tutorial, Inc.

Bien Banez Arts

Laundromat Arts (My Baryo, My Borough)

Ali Sajid Khan