News

  • 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.


  • In Memoriam: Catherine “Cay” Sanders

    Thursday, February 04, 2016

    Catherine "Cay" Sanders, CRNA, 73, of Bryan, Texas passed away peacefully Saturday December 19, 2015.


  • In Memoriam: Colonel Janet M. Connolly

    Thursday, January 07, 2016

    In Memoriam: Colonel Janet M. Connolly


  • Winter Newsletter

    Tuesday, December 08, 2015

    The Winter TxANA newsletter is now available!


  • APRN Groups Write Governor Abbott

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Three nursing organizations (including TxANA) are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to address shortages in veterans’ health care by allowing APRNs to practice to the full extent of their training and education. Read the letter here:


  • Houston CRNA Day Celebration

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    It is time once again to put the wheels in motion for the 16th annual Houston celebration of National CRNA Week. Sponsor a table and exhibit your products and services to CRNAs from across the Houston area!


  • New Website!

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Welcome to the new Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) website! To access all of the features on the site, be sure to login and see how you can get more involved with your association. If you need help with your login, please contact us at 512-495-9004.


  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Commends Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for Working to

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Commends Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for Working to Improve Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare.


  • In Memoriam of Henry Dougherty (1957 - 2015)

    Saturday, May 09, 2015

    Dr. Henry "Hank" Thomas Dougherty died peacefully Saturday, May 9, 2015. Henry Thomas Dougherty was born Oct. 28, 1957, to James Eugene Sr. and Ann Theresa Goldsmith Dougherty at the U.S. Naval Air Base in Warwick, Bermuda. The family soon after moved to Herkimer, N.Y. Hank earned a B.S. in nursing from the State University of New York, a master's in health science and a doctorate in nurse anesthesia practice from Texas Wesleyan University. Hank and Jean Elizabeth Ball were married June 30, 1984.


  • In Memoriam of James Martin Yates (1942 - 2015)

    Monday, May 04, 2015

    James Martin Yates (Martin) was born in Kaufman, Texas on February 3, 1942, although his mother told him as a child that he was born on February 4th and that was the day he celebrated most of his life. He died at home on May 4, 2015 from pancreatic cancer. Martin was predeceased by his mother, Ann Furr Yates, and his father, Max Gene Yates, and by many friends who died too early in their lives.