Title: Adjunct Faculty
Company: Trinitas School of Nursing
Location: South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Phoebe Cabotaje Andes, Adjunct Faculty at Trinitas School of Nursing, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing and education.
Utilizing many decades of practiced clinical experience, Ms. Andes is a respected nurse and nursing educator whose significant influence on the field can be felt both within the United States and abroad. A native of the Philippines, she first studied at the University of the Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1956. Relocating to the United States soon thereafter, she studied at New York University before receiving a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1976. Commencing her career as a faculty member at Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines, she subsequently worked in a number of capacities in both New York and New Jersey, including as an exchange nurse at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, head nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital, longtime associate professor at Middlesex County College, assistant professor at Passaic County Community College, and director of nursing at the Valley Rest Nursing Home and the Pinelands School of Practical Nursing & Allied Health, Inc. Since 2006, she has been an adjunct faculty member at the Trinitas School of Nursing.
Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Andes is an adjunct faculty member at Bloomfield College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has also served part-time at various long term care facilities and has been a frequent speaker in her field. Notably, she serves as the founding president of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey and the Philippine Nurses Association of America, which she founded in 1976 and 1979, respectively. During her illustrious career, she has additionally maintained membership with the American Nurses Association, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of New Jersey, the Asian American Political Coalition, and the Federation of Philippine Societies of New Jersey, among myriad others.
In light of her outstanding achievements in nursing, Ms. Andes has accrued several accolades. The recipient of numerous Presidential Awards from the President of the Philippines, she received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the Asian American Cultural Heritage Council of New Jersey, the Community Leadership Award from the Philippine-American Lion Club of New York, and the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing. Likewise, the New Jersey State Nurses Association named her Nurse of the Year in 1988 and the University of the Philippines Alumni Foundation honored her with the Most Distinguished Alumni Award for Leadership in 2013. Notably, she was highlighted in the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Nursing.
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