News

  • 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 the…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Support at TxANA

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    Sam Stinnett, CAE Executive Director/CEO When the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (previously known as TANA) was formally incorporated on August 9, 1974, the AANA was making steady progress in advancing the profession of CRNAs for nearly 40 years. One can imagine TxANA was…


  • 2022 Winter Newsletter

    Tuesday, March 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…


  • Black History Month: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Mentors Next Generation

    Monday, February 28, 2022

    AUSTIN, TX—The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) continues to recognize and celebrate Black History Month, from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1, and note the achievements of Black Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and all they do for patients across Texas. One of…


  • Why Our Children Deserve Safe Dental Anesthesia Care in Texas: Children’s Dental Safety Month

    Monday, February 14, 2022

    By James Stockman, MSNA, CRNA, NSPM-C Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. During February, National Children’s Dental Health Month, it is important to know how to keep your child’s teeth healthy and…


  • CRNA MAKES HISTORY WITH PH.D. ACHIEVEMENT: LIFE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS LEADS TO DEDICATING RESEARCH TO PEERS

    Tuesday, February 08, 2022

    Austin, TX—Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) T’Anya Carter recently completed her Ph.D. in Nursing, after a career inspired by the work and dedication of fellow nurses. Carter, who currently resides in Dallas, spent the weekends of her teenage years volunteering…



  • 2021 Fall Newsletter

    Wednesday, January 05, 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…


  • CRNA, TxANA Board Director Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Her Profession

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) recognizes and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The healthcare landscape in Texas is enriched by the diversity of the Hispanic patient population and the Certified Registered Nurse…


  • 2021 Summer Newsletter

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    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 (TxANA) Board of Directors Committed to Advancing Patient Safety, Profession of Nurse Anesthesia

    Wednesday, September 01, 2021

    AUSTIN, TEXAS—Affirming the organization’s commitment to advancing patient safety and the profession of nurse anesthesia, the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) announced their newly elected 2021-2022 Board of Directors. The new board takes office as TxANA…


  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Considering the new wave and increase of COVID-19 cases and its delta variant in Texas, state officials are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments in monitoring and mitigating the current outbreak of the novel…


  • What Happens on Facebook Doesn’t Stay On Facebook

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    What Happens on Facebook Doesn’t Stay On Facebook  Be Smart on Social Media  by Jennifer Harris, Public Relations Consultant to TxANA  For all the good that social media delivers – connections to family and friends, a sense of community, a platform…


  • 2021 Spring Newsletter

    Thursday, June 03, 2021

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


  • Texas Attorney General’s Office Maintains Request TMB Correct FAQ Misstatements

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) sent a letter to the Texas Medical Board (TMB) seeking to correct a previous letter stating a member testified on HB 2029. While the letter corrected their previous statement noting that TMB did not testify at the HB 2029 hearing, it continues to uphold the request for the TMB to revise their FAQs to reflect the most current guidance in Opinion No. 0371-KP.


  • 2021 Winter Newsletter

    Monday, May 10, 2021

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