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  • 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.


  • Texas Attorney General’s Office Requests TMB Correct Misstatements

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    Last Friday, The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) sent a letter to the Texas Medical Board (TMB) seeking to address misstatements regarding the recent Opinion No. 0371-KP. The letter addressed both the supervision of CRNAs and the presence requirement in the Health & Safety Code.…


  • Attorney General Opinion Request (0371-KP) – Maintains Status Quo

    Tuesday, February 09, 2021

    General Paxton’s Opinion maintains the status quo, which is the best possible outcome for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) operating in Texas.


  • 2021 CRNA Week

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    Press Release for 2021 CRNA Week


  • 2020 Fall Newsletter

    Wednesday, January 06, 2021

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


  • Telemonitoring Services APRN Update

    Monday, December 21, 2020

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is adopting amendments to the Telehealth Services Policy and Telemedicine Services Policy to implement  Senate Bill 670 (SB 670), adding parity requirements into Texas Medicaid statutes. Previously, section 531.0216(g)(2), which…


  • Faces of TxANA: Martha Vera, DNP, CRNA

    Monday, September 28, 2020

    Our Faces of TxANA series shines a light on the work of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and offers a perspective on how CRNAs positively contribute to our state’s health care system. This month, we invite you to meet Martha Vera, DNP, CRNA.


  • 2020 Summer Newsletter

    Monday, August 31, 2020

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


  • TxANA’s Statement on Diversity and Racism

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

    TxANA respects the lives of every person. We stand with you against racism. We encourage all CRNAs to listen, learn, and dialogue with one another about these very important issues facing our state and nation.  AANA Leaders Issue Statement on the Death of George Floyd. Click Here…


  • TxANA Members Step Up To Answer Texas’ And Other States COVID-19 Call

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    Anne Quasnitschka, CRNA, DNP had just left her job at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth to begin another assignment when she was notified it was now cancelled due to one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 executive orders directing all elective surgeries and procedures…


  • 2020 Winter Newsletter

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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


  • FTC Files Comment with TMB in Opposition to Proposed Supervision Rule

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    AUSTIN, TEXAS (Dec. 10, 2019)--The following statement regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s public comment on the Texas Medical Board’s proposed rule impacting Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists should be attributed to Matthew J.Mitchell,…


  • Faces of TxANA: Sam Stinnett, Executive Director and CEO

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    Our Faces of TxANA series shines a light on the work of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and the TxANA staff. Each and every day our TxANA members and staff are working to advance patient safety and the profession of nurse anesthesia.   This month, we invite you to…