The Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates, Inc. (AYNLA) is a non-stock, non-profit professional organization of nurse advocates working in the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals, access to Universal Health Care and protection of nurses’ rights and welfare. Relative thereto, it focuses on programs in improving maternal and child health, increasing awareness on HIV/AIDS, promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people, and advancing the rights and welfare of nurses.

AYNLA was founded in 2009 and was registered in 2010 at the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission with registration no. CN201009281 and TIN 007-794-285. AYNLA is also a registered young professional organization of the National Youth Commission, an international member of the World Health Organization Global Health Workforce Alliance and an appointed Health Committee Chair of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Youth & Students under the Office of the President in 2011.

Our Vision And Mission

AYNLA envisions itself as the forefront international professional organization for young leaders in nursing and healthcare advocating the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through holistic nursing leadership & advance practice, health advocacy, youth empowerment and nation-building.


With this vision, AYNLA shall uphold its mission to:

  • Attain optimal level of professional nursing standards among young nurses;
  • Work for the welfare of its members, the nursing profession, and health sector in general;
  • Assist nurses in their new practice of the profession;
  • Respond to the changing health needs of the global society through advocacy and activism;
  • Generate knowledge products, and advance evidence-based practice to and advocate for effective and responsive policies in nursing and health development;
  • Empower young nurses, through their active participation in health and development;
  • Help achieve the present and succeeding development and sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, and other health & development commitments based on existing mandates of the organization;
  • Advance universal health coverage campaign for a more accessible, more equitable, and more effective health care system and delivery; and
  • Establish strong linkages with government, non-government, local, national, and international agencies in the attainment and furtherance of its organizational goals.

The AYNLA Corporate Seal is the emblem of the Alliance that is used in the local, national and international level. The shield symbolizes strength and protection and assurance while the globe symbolizes the global competitiveness of each member in providing health care and it also symbolizes the reach of the services of the Alliance. The lamp symbolizes the nursing profession and the laurel leaves symbolize peace, advocacy, education and nobility. The Baybayininscriptions, the ancient Filipino way of writing, “Pinuno” which means “Leader” in English.

AYNLA Core Values
AYNLA Service Motto is “I LEAD to SERVE” reflecting the organization’s core values:


The Power to Change. It is the core that shapes what it is unseen, to create something revolutionary and start a new trend in practice, education, and everything in the profession. It is set to be on top of the main pillars.


The Power to Influence. It is the core that affects others to follow on what is right and just and to set or influence another person’s mindset, belief or lifestyle from his or her own. This is the first main pillar.


The Power to Achieve. It is the core that pushes every leader to give more than what is required. To provide something more than the ordinary, outstanding one’s self. This is the second main pillar.


The Power to Persevere. This is the core that endures hardships and challenges. This brings focus to what is mandated and pushes through regardless of difficulties. This is the fourth main pillar.


The Power to Rebuild. This is the core that is the foundation of everything our leaders are doing and will be doing. This is the main reason why our professions exist. Empowerment springs from undying love of service. This is the base of all our main pillars.

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