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  • Updates from the President - Fall 2022

    Thursday, January 05, 2023

    James Stockman, MSNA, CRNA, NSPM-C President, 2022-2023 Greetings, TxANA members. I am happy to write to you going into the holiday season, but as you know, that means the Legislative Session is quickly approaching us! In September, the 2022-2023 TxANA Board of Directors (BOD) was…


  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Brings Nursing to Bright Young Minds

    Monday, December 19, 2022

    AUSTIN, TX—When you are a child, you will likely have big aspirations regarding your ‘dream job.’ Astronauts, scientists, professional athletes—even superheroes —may be terms often heard.  A recently published book is shining a new light on a different…


  • 2023 TxANA Annual Convention Invitation

    Monday, December 05, 2022

    Wendy Odell, DNP, CRNA Vice President & Education Committee Chair, 2022-2023 As Vice President and Education Committee Chair, I extend a Big Texas invitation to attend TxANA's Annual Convention, set for January 21-23, 2023, in Austin, TX. This is TxANA’s first…


  • 2022 Fall Newsletter

    Friday, November 18, 2022

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues. We hope the updates in this newsletter are helpful to you, and we welcome your feedback on the topics that matter most to you, so we can continue to…


  • Peer Program Aims to Create Safe Space, Proactive Support for CRNAs, Anesthesia Clinicians

    Monday, November 07, 2022

    Media Contact: Tyler Pointer GALVESTON, TX—A group of providers has launched an interdisciplinary peer support program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to mitigate the effects of Second Victim Phenomenon (SVP) on clinicians in high-stress anesthesia practice.…


  • Don’t Be a Stranger, TxANA

    Wednesday, October 05, 2022

    Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA TxANA President, 2021-2022 It has been an honor to work alongside the TxANA Board this past year in our continued mission of advancing patient safety and the profession of nurse anesthesia. TxANA has been strategic and impactful in protecting patients and…


  • Texas CRNA Joins the 2022 Class of Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    AUSTIN, TEXAS—The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) has awarded Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Robyn C. Ward, Ph.D., CRNA, USN(ret), the designation of Fellow of the AANA (FAANA) – a recognized hallmark of leadership and…


  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Uses Identity to Help Connect with Patients: Hispanic Heritage Month

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) recognizes and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the strives made by its members of Hispanic and Latino identities. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)…


  • Texas Board of Nursing - H&P FAQs

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) released its frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding History and Physical Exams (H&Ps). This issue arose in the context of CRNAs performing H&Ps in cosmetic settings. TxANA has been diligently working on this regulatory issue as it was…


  • 2022 Summer Newsletter

    Thursday, September 15, 2022

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues. We hope the updates in this newsletter are helpful to you, and we welcome your feedback on the topics that matter most to you, so we can continue to…


  • Newly Elected Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board Members Reflect Diversity of State, Profession

    Tuesday, September 06, 2022

    AUSTIN, TEXAS – Showcasing the diversity of the state of Texas and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) profession, the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) announced its new Board of Directors.  The new board takes office as the association,…


  • TxANA Supports Amendment to Amendment at AANA Annual Business Meeting

    Thursday, August 11, 2022

    As you may know, there will be an amendment to the AANA bylaws proposed at the Annual Congress related to membership dues. Several state associations, including TxANA, raised concerns related to the financial implications of the original amendment. Based on input received during the…


  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Celebrates Pride 2022 Recalling Passion for Others as Genesis to Profession

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022

      Austin, TX—TxANA celebrates June 2022 LGBTQ+ Pride Month as its members have continued to help continue its mission of patient safety and advancing the profession of nurse anesthesia. Nate Jones, a Houston-based Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), celebrates his…


  • TxANA Always Needs Its Members! Call-to-Actions for Spring 2022

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA TxANA President We are nearly halfway through 2022, and TxANA’s Board of Directors and staff have remained dedicated to making patient safety and the advancement of nurse anesthesia in Texas major priorities. We have worked diligently to listen to members…


  • World Journey to Become a CRNA: AAPI Heritage Month Reflection

    Monday, May 30, 2022

    AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) celebrates and recognizes Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during May and the excellent care given to patients by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) of diverse backgrounds. Manu…


  • Mid-Year Assembly Reflection

    Thursday, May 26, 2022

    Nichole Maharaj, SRNA TxANA Sponsorship Awardee AANA Mid-Year Assembly (MYA) offered multiple learning opportunities for me as a first-year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA). MYA builds advocacy skills and political awareness in nurse anesthesia. Attending MYA reinforced…


  • Statement on Uvalde Mass Shooting

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 24, 2022)--The following statement on the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas should be attributed to Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA, President of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA): “Our hearts ache for the Uvalde community and the families impacted by the mass…


  • 2022 Spring Newsletter

    Monday, May 23, 2022

    Our latest TxANA newsletter is out, and we hope you’ll read it online here and share with your fellow CRNA colleagues. We hope the updates in this newsletter are helpful to you, and we welcome your feedback on the topics that matter most to you, so we can continue to…


  • Army Reserves Nurse Anesthetist Reflects on Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) celebrates and recognizes Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during May and the excellent care given to patients by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) of diverse backgrounds. COL. John…


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    How TxANA Stays Ahead In Government Relations Advocacy

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    James Stockman, MSNA, CRNA, NSPM-C President-Elect, Government Relations & Practice Committee Chair As President-Elect of TxANA and Chair of the Government Relations & Practice Committee, I understand that member involvement at the state and local levels is a quintessential part…