News

  • 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.


  • 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.