News

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  • 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…


  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Makes Historic Achievement with Ph.D: Life of Service Continues Into Research

    Tuesday, February 08, 2022

    By Tyler Pointer 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…



  • 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…


  • 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.