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  • Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TXANA) announces newly elected 2018-2019 Board of Directors

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2018 Media Contact: Jennifer Waisath Harris  jharris@jwhcommunications.com (512)773-7168 Newly Elected Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) Board of Directors Committed to Advancing Patient Safety and Improving Access to Anesthesia…


  • One Year Later: A Look Back at the Hurricane Harvey Ride-Out

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    By Elyse Parchmont, CRNA Just over one year ago, Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas coast. From South Texas coastal cities to communities north of Houston, massive rainfall, winds, and scattered tornadoes wreaked havoc. Floodwaters devastated Houston and the surrounding areas,…


  • 2018 Fall Newsletter

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues.


  • 2018 Summer Newsletter

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues.


  • Faces of TxANA: Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA (TxANA Board Secretary/Treasurer)

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Faces of TxANA is an opportunity to learn more about the work of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, how CRNAs positively contribute to our state’s healthcare sector, and the role these leaders play in TxANA. This month, we invite you to meet Dr. Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA.


  • 2018 Spring Newsletter

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues.


  • Faces of TxANA: Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA (TxANA President-Elect)

    Monday, January 29, 2018

    TxANA is launching a new series, the Faces of TxANA, an opportunity to learn more about the work of CRNAs and how CRNAs positively contribute to our state’s healthcare sector. For our inaugural post, meet Dr. Dru Riddle, TxANA President-Elect.


  • TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS DISCUSS IMPACT OF CRNAs ON AMARILLO, TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    AMARILLO, TX—Leaders from the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) discussed the impact of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) on Amarillo and the state’s healthcare system with Rep. Four Price, during a visit to Northwest Texas Hospital today.


  • 2017 Winter Newsletter

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The 2017 TxANA Winter Newsletter is now available!


  • 2017 Spring Newsletter

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    The 2017 TxANA Spring Newsletter is now available!


  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing Letter

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Letter from David Benton, Executive Director of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, regarding the VA rules.


  • TxANA Comments on VA Proposed Rule

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    TxANA submits comments related to VA proposed rule. The AANA announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a final version of the VA’s proposed rule to grant full practice authority to APRNs except CRNAs. All members are encouraged to submit comments through AANA


  • 2016 Winter Newsletter

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    The Winter Edition of the Quarterly TxANA Newsletter is available.


  • Registration for the 2017 Business of Anesthesia and Governance Summit is available!

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Registration for the 2017 Business of Anesthesia and Governance Summit is available! This event will be held in Austin, TX (January 22-23rd, 2017). TxANA collected member feedback and structured the agenda with these ideas in mind. Join us and learn more about the business side of anesthesia on Sunday and listen to lobbying advice for your profession at the Texas Capitol on Monday, all while earning 10 CEs!


  • 2016 Fall Newsletter

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    2016 Fall TxANA E-Newsletter is now available!


  • Summer Newsletter

    Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    The latest newsletter is now available, and we hope you find the time to view it.


  • In Memoriam: Janice M. McMasters

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Janice M. McMasters, CRNA, (69) died Friday, May 6, 2016.


  • In Memoriam: Kenneth Crane

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Obituary for Kenneth Crane Kenneth Ray Crane , 65, of Longview passed away November 7,2015 after a short illness. He was born to Aubrey Crane Sr. and Emma Lee Haney Crane in Kirbyville, Texas on April 6, 1950. Kenneth graduated from Kirbyville High School. He attended Mary Hardin Baylor School of Nursing and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He worked at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. In 1981 he left to attend Nurse Anesthesia School and received his CRNA license. In 1990 he accepted a position at Longview Regional Hospital where he just started his 26th year of employment on October 8th. Kenneth had been a member of the Anesthesia Department for all 26 years.


  • 2016 Spring Newsletter

    Wednesday, March 02, 2016

    It’s Springtime here at TxANA! The latest newsletter is now available, and we hope you find the time to view it.


  • In Memoriam: Douglas Patrick Hobbins

    Thursday, February 04, 2016

    Douglas Patrick Hobbins, 56, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9.