We are pleased to invite everyone to join us on September 21 thru 24, 2023, as we celebrate the 27th Annual Convention and Leadership Summit of the University of Santo Tomas Nurses Association International at the Westin Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Our theme, "Accelerating Excellence with Gratitude,"celebrates the exceptional nursing accomplishments of Thomasians. It is a time to honor our jubilarians, reflect on our college experiences, participates in educational sessions to enhance our knowledge, and stay updated on the latest happenings with USTNAI. This theme embodies our commitment to excellence and gratitude towards those who have contributed to our success as nurses.



Email your advertisement in PDF format to by September 10, 2023. Questions or inquiries, please call Nelia Bennett at 573.424.2597 or Marlon Carpio at 909.282.0794 or email:




Register directly with The Westin Long Beach

The hotel web page address is


Or call 1.562.436.3000 ext. 3303

Group Name: The University of Santo Tomas Nurses Association International Room Rate: $229.00++/Night Cutoff Date: September 7, 2023, Thursday, by 5 pm.

**Guest rooms to be available three (3) days pre/post program dates based on same room type/rate availability. Please call Westin if there is an interest in pre/post-program dates; there may be cancellations and occupancy changes!

The Westin Long Beach Hotel Parking Information:
Self-Parking is offered at a discounted rate of $25.00 per night/vehicle. Valet parking is available at $38.00 per night/vehicle.

Distance from Airport/Venues:
Long Beach Airport: 19 to 20 minutes (6 miles).
Los Angeles International Airport: 35 to 40 minutes (23 - 25 miles). Options include shuttle, UBER, Lyft, town car, SUV, and limo from quality providers such as Supershuttle, Groundlink, and Blacklane. A shared shuttle van is usually the cheapest ride to or from LAX Airport.


Executive Board Meeting - September 21, 2023, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Venue: Odessa Room
  • All Executive Board members, Committee Chairs, and Advisory Council are invited.

Education Forum - September 22, 2023, Friday (approved for 5 Contact Hours)

  • Registration & Breakfast Drinks: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Theme: "Accelerating Excellence With Gratitude
  • Venue: Ocean Ballroom: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Welcome Night - September 22, 2023, Friday

  • Theme: "Fiesta Tomasino"
  • Attire: Casual - Use the Class Decade T-Shirt
  • Registration: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Salon A: 6:00 PM - 12:00 MN

Health & Wellness Exercise - September 23, 2023, Saturday - "Elevate your body and mind - join us on the fitness journey."

  • Venue: Ocean Ballroom: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Free and Open To All Registrants

Town Hall Meeting - September 23, 2023, Saturday Join us for an exciting town hall meeting hosted by the Executive Board, led by Ronald Verian, President 2023-2024! This is an excellent opportunity for alums to connect and engage with fellow Thomasian nurses while learning about the latest developments and updates from USTNAI.

In addition, you can participate in informative sessions, share your ideas and insights, and catch up with old friends.

Don't miss out on this fantastic, informative, and enjoyable event.

  • Venue: Ocean Ballroom: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Free and open to all registrants

Gala Night - September 23, 2023, Saturday

Reconnect? Yes, reconnect with former classmates and professors and reminisce about our time at the college. Network with other alums and enjoy the night with fun activities, great food, and entertainment, making it a memorable night for all attendees.

  • Theme - "Handog at Pasasalamat"
  • Attire: Filipiniana
  • Registration: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Salon A: 6:00 PM - 12:00 MN

Thanksgiving Mass - September 23, 2023, Sunday

  • Venue: Ocean Ballroom 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Free and Open to all registrants (Please RSVP by Sept. 7)

JUBILARIANS: 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1966 - 1954



  • Check/Money Order Payable To: UST Nurses Association International***
  • Mail-In Payment and Registration Form To: Roland Santos
  • Address: 1100 S Hope Street, Unit # 1109, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Refunds: Email registration refund requests to: (Roland Santos) postmarked by September 7, 2023, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

    No verbal cancellations will be accepted-NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER September 8, 2023. 

    ***USTNAI does not have Zelle or Venmo at this time.

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